Flippin' great

What a busy week! Spring has definitely sprung in the nursery, with the children helping to make spring lambs for our display board. Our home corner has been turned into a florist’s shop, and the children were painting pictures of daffodils. We also had great fun celebrating Shrove Tuesday, with the children helping to make pancakes and choosing their own toppings. And no pancakes ended up on the ceiling!

We were delighted to see so many children dressing up to celebrate World Book Day - throughout the week we had no less than THREE Snow Whites, lots of princesses, the White Rabbit, Wonder Woman, an astronaut, a dinosaur, a Gruffalo, Hiccup from ‘How To Train Your Dragon’, a unicorn, the Queen of Hearts and Violet Beauregard from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The children loved dressing up, and enjoyed exploring new stories with their friends.

We were given some rainbow rice by Nikki Wright (thank you!) which proved a huge hit with the children. They used spoons to move the rice into cups and mixed together the colours; used their fingers to draw and write in the rice; and made ‘rice castles’. It was a great resource, so thank you Nikki for bringing it in!

Our phonics focus this week was the ‘t’ sound. The children once again showed great focus in their phonics sessions, and were eager to find objects beginning with ‘t’ and to attempt writing the letter independently. Some parents have asked about resources to support phonics learning at home - below are some suggestions: