Headteacher: Anna Moss

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1st April 2022

Happy April!

As we move into another new month of the year – we enjoyed a little taste of winter yesterday when the snow came down.  Snow=Christmas and Mrs Allen was NOT impressed when we started singing those Christmas songs again.  Perhaps these are the songs we should sing next Thursday at our “on the steps” sing song to your grownups?   Hedgehog and Badger have really improved our pitch when we sing in our Music session as we revisited “Rain Rain Go Away” with the hand signals for Mi (e ) and So (g).  We have been on an Easter Egg Hunt during Write Dance as we tackled some tricky settings along the way – grass, river, forest and cave.  In Phonics we have been learning about the concept of the Odd One Out as we played Musical Threes and spotted who was different in our group.  We extended this learning by looking at the Odd One Out with our sounds. Perhaps your grownups could help you at the weekend and lay out three objects, two with the same sound, one with a different sound – can you say the sounds for each and name the different one?  Our transition in Maths has been all about the cube as we have explored its properties.  We found out they are good to stack as they have flat sides, each side is a square and when you squeeze them, they make us say “ow” as they have sharp corners.  During our number part, we have been learning all about the number 6 and found out that when we put two three teams together in a row, we make numicon 6.  Outside, we have been Stick Discoing to Spencer’s choice, “Rock and Roll all night” by Kiss.  It has been fun talking about what the band look like; completely different to what we have had before.  Enjoy this child friendly version with Scooby Doo.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWgPSxJdXY Following our disco, we have been role playing the idea behind “sharing” and being kind to our friends and sharing another Percy the Park Keeper story of “One Springy Day” during C&L.  It has been all about those singing spring birds outside in Forest School as Mrs Allen has shown you how to use binoculars.  You enjoyed setting up a quiet bird-watching space and listening and looking out for some.  Thanks to Mrs Hampton, we even had our own noisy one to hunt down that would not stop tweeting!  We have also enjoyed going on that egg hunt outdoors as you took it in turn to hide the plastic eggs and find ten of them again.  The story “The Odd Egg” was shared – can you remember what came out of this strange egg at the end of the story?  Being able to talk about the beginning, middle and end of a story is a key skill in the nursery curriculum and something we will be talking about in the summer term.  In the afternoons, you have also enjoyed your egg and spoon racing and playing a fun throwing game of eggs into a hoop.

A message for parents – it was so lovely to see you all this week and have the chance to chat about your little one.  We have another singsong on the steps next Thursday morning at 8.45am where the children will be sharing some of their favourite songs from the term and their Easter cards.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Enjoy your weekend everyone – fingers crossed for some more snow!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Miss Turner (am), Mrs Hampton (pm) X