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Week Beginning 12 September 2016

A quick reminder  that Thursday 15 and Friday 16 are school holidays and we return  on Monday 19 September.

  • Nursery 1

MESSAGES

  • Please remember that children need a labelled waterproof bag containing their swimming costume and swim hat and towel. Goggles are optional. Arm bands or other swim aids are not needed.
  • Please ensure all clothing and belongings are labelled with your child’s name.  This includes water bottles and  snack boxes.

PERSONAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Hygiene  was a big part of our learning this week and we will continue to develop this with the children. The children are excellent at hand washing but do still need to remember to use soap and give them a good scrub! Why do we need to wash our hands? When do we need to wash our hands?  We will introduce the hand washing song in the video above.

KEY VOCABULARY 

Wash hands, back and front, between fingers, germs, clean

COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY

We have begun to use some simple Makaton signs alongside key vocabulary with the children to support thir communication. Our Makaton signs of the week are toilet and washing hands . It would be fantastic if your could support us at home by teaching these signs in your mother tongue.

KEY VOCABULARY 

Wash, hands, toilet , “I need the toilet”

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

This week in PE we will introduce some new parachute games. We will play Merry-Go-Round: Children turn their bodies sideways and hold the chute with one hand. They then walk around in a circle, making a "Merry-Go-Round." For variety, children can hop, skip, jump, etc. We will use music as a cue to reverse and go the other direction.  We will also introduce Popcorn: The teacher will place a number of beanbags or small balls onto the parachute and working together we will shake the parachute to make them pop up like "popcorn".

KEY VOCABULARY 

Skip, jump, hop, bean bag, softball

MATHS

In the Fox cub and Panther cub class we will move on from shapes to numbers. Counting from 0 to 10 and learning to recognise numbers 0-5 and beyond. In the Wof cub and Meerkat cub class we will be looking at different shapes in our environment.

KEY VOCABULARY 

Number, count, match, 0-10, triangle, square, circle, rectangle

LITERACY

The children will be looking at a range of books in both units. They have shown a particular interest in “ The Very Hungry Caterpillar” , “Animal Boogie” and “Aaaarrrrrgggghhhh Spider”!

KEY VOCABULARY 

Books, pages, reading, story, character, what did you like best?

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

The children have taken an interest in the garden area outside and have been busy digging soil and exploring different textures. We will talk about what we can grow here and plant some more seeds to grow throughout the winter. Hopefully we will have our very own vegetable patch.

KEY VOCABULARY 

Grow, soil, water, light, dig, what will happen to our seeds?

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

The children have become particularly keen on the story “Animal Boogie” . In response we have begun creating our own jungle in the Fox cub classroom, using a range of different painting techneques and crafts to build up our very own jungle scene.

Below is the video version of the story.

"Animal Boogie" on Youtube

KEY VOCABULARY

Jungle, animal boogie , move, dance

DUTCH

De peuters hebben deze week al heel wat uren op het vliegtuig doorgebracht.  De stewards en stewardessen van dienst serveerden heerlijke drankjes en onze piloten kunnen het vliegtuig steeds weer veilig op de grond zetten.  We bouwen ons rollenspel deze week verder uit en pakken onze koffertjes voor de volgende reisbestemming.  Eerst nog even inchecken en dan kunnen we weer vertrekken!

MANDARIN

Theme: My Family 2 我的家人

Songs:  Finger Song About My Family 拇指家庭成员儿歌(mu zhi jia ting er ge)

Stories: Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too 袋鼠也有妈妈(dai shu ye you ma ma)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears 金凤花和三只熊 (jin feng hua he san zhi xiong)

Little Tadpole Looks for Mum 小蝌蚪找妈妈故事(xiao ke dou zhao ma ma)

Activities:

*Dance: Three Bears

*Role Play Games: Based on the Story of Little Tadpole Looks for Mum

*Math Games: Based on the Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears  

                              Sorting different sizes plates or cups etc

KEY VOCABULARY

Mother 妈妈 (mama), father 爸爸 (baba), elder sister 姐姐 (jiejie), elder brother哥哥 (gege), younger brother 弟弟 (didi), younger sister 妹妹 (meimei),  family members 家人(jiaren)

 

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