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Week Beginning 7 March 2016

A big thanks to all the parents who have labelled their child’s belongings. This makes it much easier for us to locate missing clothes, water bottles, snack boxes and show-and-tell toys.


  • The Early Years Cubs entrance will be closed from 9am till 3.30pm. Throughout the day you can use the Main Primary school entrance instead to go in and out. Attendance registers need to be completed by 8.50. If your child comes later than that please can you sign them in at Main Primary Reception. Many thanks.
  • We know children like to share their favourite toys with their friends at school but can you please make sure that they only bring toys into school on Friday for show and tell.
  • There have been cases of head lice in the Pre Nursery area. Please can you make sure children with longer hair have it tied back.      


The traditional stories of ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats’ were very popular with the Pre Nursery children over the last two weeks. We will continue with the same theme of traditional stories next week as we look at ‘The Gingerbread Man’.  As with the other stories we will retell and act out the stories with the children, encouraging them to fill in the missing words and join in with repeated refrains. We will look at and read books in small groups and discuss with the children: Who were the main characters in the story? Where were the stories set? What happened at the beginning/middle of the story? How will the story end? We will continue to promote a love of reading and the careful handling of books.

Key Vocabulary: character, beginning, middle, ending, setting,


The children will be encouraged to join in and retell parts of the story themselves. We will take turns acting out parts of the story and also make up our own stories and play scenarios using masks the characters from the story.  The children can join in reciting and repeating their favourite lines of the story, “Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me I am the Gingerbread man!”

Key Vocabulary:  Gingerbread man, cow, old man, old lady, run, fox, old man, fast, slow, horse


We will use elements of the story to support counting. This will include counting the characters chasing the man, buttons on the Gingerbread man and so on. We will also continue our work on ordinal numbers by putting the people chasing the man in order. Who chased the Gingerbread man first? Who was second?

During this week’s cooking session we will be decorating biscuits as a Gingerbread man face.

KEY VOCABULARY:  first, second, third, numbers, count, how many?

Useful links:

The Gingerbread Man story


Jules gaat op stap.  Hij gaat achteraan op de fiets met opa en komt onderweg allerlei dingen tegen op straat.   We praten over wat we  zien in onze buurt en op onze compound.

In het boek `Boer Boris gaat naar de markt`komen we allerlei verkeersborden tegen op straat. Weet jij wat ze betekenen?


There are so many traditional stories in China.  So we are going to choose a traditional story to show the children the special culture of China. The story is going to be the match between a tortoise and a hare.  Children can get more examples about the good manners from the story.

Story: 龟兔赛跑( The match between a tortoise and a hare)

Key words: 乌龟(tortoise), 兔子(hare),  赛跑 (racing match).