Welcome to our final newsletter of this academic year. We feel the children have really engaged well with the topics this year. The children have especially enjoyed our dough disco and tooth brushing activities. What are we learning? We are pleased to share that the children have made really good progress last term and most children have achieved their personal targets. A big thank you for your support, look out for new targets coming soon. Children that are going to Reception in September 2017 will receive their reports on Wednesday 19th July. In Maths We will continue to explore ‘Numicon’ shapes recognising their number value by sight as this will support the children when they enter Reception. We will also begin to solve practical number problems involving finding the total number of items in two groups (an introduction to addition). We will begin to estimate small amounts of objects then check by counting them.  We will continue to recognise numerals 1-10 within our daily routines. Communication Language and Listening (CLL) We will continue to explore stories to develop the children’s ability to remember and recall. We will introduce the children to activities that will support their ability to hear initial sounds in words. Within our daily routines we will continue to explore rhyming words through stories and songs. Topic: ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ We will use the children’s growing knowledge of colours and different patterns to make large scale models of animals from the story. We will work in small groups developing social skills. We will use the internet and non-fiction books to compare Doncaster to Africa (the country where the story takes place). We will explore different styles of dance and musical instruments found in the story (Tango, Waltz and Scottish Reel, Rock and Roll). We will continue to plant seeds observing how they grow and change over time. What you can do at home to help your child: practise estimating (having a good guess) with small objects at home then check by counting them. Play different styles of music and talk about the rhythm (fast, slow, happy, sad). Play games such as I spy where your child will be listening for initial sounds in words. Snack: Just a reminder, snack is 50p a week, which we will collect per half term. The total for this half term is £3.00. P.E. Will continue to be every Wednesday, please ensure your child comes to school with normal uniform on top and either shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings. We will be practising climbing, throwing and running skills outside weather permitting. Important dates for your calendar: Art Gallery 21st June Nursery to Reception transition meeting for parents 28th June 9:00am and 12:30pm more information to follow. Summer Spectacular 5th July: children will come into Nursery as usual at 12:15pm for their afternoon registration mark. If you would like to join in the summer spectacular event, you will then take your child onto the school field for a family picnic and fun afternoon. If you are unable to join us for this fantastic event please bring your child into Nursery as usual. Sun Safety: please ensure your child comes to Nursery with a sun hat and sun cream already applied at home. Thank you for your continued support. Nursery Team Miss McGeachie, Miss Evans, Mrs Godfrey, Miss Bean

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