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Week Beginning 13 March 2017


  • Polite reminder  in case of illness see below for our school policy regarding keeping your child at home:

-Diarrhoea (2 or more episodes in 24h that is new or unusual): Stay home for 48 hours since the last episode.

-Vomiting (more than 2 times and/or occurring with fever): Stay home for 48 hours since the last episode of vomiting.

-Vomiting (1 isolated occurrence without fever): Stay home for 24 hours since vomiting

-Fever (temperature equal to or more than 37.6 degrees Celsius): Stay home 24 hours after the pupil is found fever free without intake of fever lowering medication.

  • Just a quick reminder that due to nut allergies in the Nursery classes, please can we ask that you do not send nuts of any kind or nut products in your child’s snack box.
  • If you have any empty boxes we can use for making models we would very much appreciate them.


There has been a huge interest in the outdoor area in the last few weeks.  The children are keen to make dens with large fabric and have been keen to investigate our new large balance by weighing and balancing buckets of sand. They have also been transporting sand and soil to different areas, including our plant area.

We will continue to capture their interest in the seeds and beans that have started to grow, focusing on stories like ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ and ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’, and talking about what plants need to help them grow. To give the children a clearer idea of what happens to a seed we will watch a film clip of a seed time lapse- see below. Have you grown anything at home? What do we need to remember when growing plants?

 Some of the children have been using a range of emergent writing in the classroom. We will extend this outside by using clipboards and mark making materials, making small books and using chalk to draw, either on paper or on a larger scale on the ground.


Grow, seed, plant, water, light, dark


‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ 

Time lapse of a seed 


The children’s writing and drawing skills will have a high focus in the coming weeks. We have some fabulous big chalks which the children will use to draw on concrete. We will be using painting easels outside for making large scale pictures.   There has been a lot of talk about super heroes so we will be scribing the children’s stories and encouraging them to mark make and make illustrations when we read these back to them.

Some of the children have been interested the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. To extend their interest and understanding of this story we will be encouraging children to make their own versions of this story through drawing the pictures and re-telling the events. We will make lists of the items that Mum put in the basket for Grandma and talk about the different possible endings to the story.

The children continue to make close observations of growth as the beans we planted a few weeks ago have now sprouted. The children are doing a great job of watering and caring for these. We will be re-reading the story of ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ to deepen children’s understanding of what plants need to grow.

Our work on shapes in recent weeks is being extended through box construction. Handling empty boxes and joining them together is giving the children first-hand experience of 2D and 3D shapes. As they use these teachers are giving the children the correct name of the shapes and encouraging the children to talk about their features- it has a square face, it is curved.


Story language: ‘once upon a time’, characters, what could happen next?


De peuters en kleuters hebben de voorbije  week een aantal beroepen onder de loep genomen en hun voorkeur aangegeven voor hun favoriet beroep.   Deze week beginnen we aan onze opleiding tot dokter en schrijven we onze eerste boetes uit.


de dokter, het ziekenhuis, de dokterstas, adem in en...uit!, onderzoeken, het medicijn, de spuit, de agent, de pet, het uniform, de boete, het verkeer, helpen


We will continue our  ‘Under the sea’ theme this week and practise counting (from 10-15) and writing numbers (from 1-5). The children will learn a new song called ‘Three Little Fish’ (san tiao yu). They will role play and do the dance for this song and imagine how happy a lonely fish feels when he finds other fish friends.


starfish /hai ma/海星,sea horse/ hai ma / 海马, shark/ sha yu/ 鲨鱼


Three Little Fish /san tiao yu/ 三条鱼 

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