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Summer Bulletin 3

This week the children have started to think about taking care of our world.  They looked at the beautiful trees in our Early Years grounds.  They started to notice the different parts of the tree.

We now have a ‘values tree’ in the corridor outside Pear classroom.  Our value this half term is; ‘kindness’. Each child has their own named leaf and when they demonstrate the value, their leaf is put onto the ‘values tree’.

The children are excited to see that the caterpillars (we are looking after in our classroom) are growing!

The children have used techniques to print and paint trees or a tortoise this week. They have also practised scissor skills, cutting and snipping.

Pear class have listened to and joined in with stories linked to our theme as well as their interests.  Stories included; Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish, The tale of Peter Rabbit, The Fox in the Wild and The Hare and the Tortoise, a story that illustrates one of our school Super Learning Powers – Determination!

In phonics the children played with the sound ‘Tt’. In mathematics the children enjoyed exploring counting activities, including counting shells and playing with the ‘numicon’ number activity.

This week the children have enjoyed singing and listening to a variety of songs and rhymes.  You might like to sing; Mary, Mary quite contrary...together at home!

Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend!  See you next week.


Summer Bulletin 2

It has been a lovely sunny week and the children have enjoyed playing and learning outside in sunshine!

This week the children have started to plant a variety of seed and beans.  They have been introduced to key vocabulary linked to plants; seed/bean, roots, stem/stalk, leaves, shoots, petals.  We will continue to practise this vocabulary, as we see the plants grow. The children are displaying curiosity and interest as they observe the tadpoles.

The children created and painted flowers based on daffodils. They were encouraged to count the petals.

The children have listened and joined in with stories linked to our theme as well as their interests.  We read a variety of books linked to bears and shared the story sack; ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy.

Thank you to our older Nursery children who have shown kindness in supporting our new Pear class friends, with our routines.

This week the children enjoyed the rhyme; 5 fat peas in a pea pod pressed...



Summer Bulletin 1

It has been super to see the children this week and to begin to meet our new Pear Class friends.

The children have shown confidence exploring activities indoors and outdoors and playing alongside their classmates.  We continue to support the children with school routines and expectations.

Our topic this half term is ‘Nature Friends’ we will be growing seeds, looking at flowers, trees and minibeasts.  We will also be thinking about ways in which we can look after the environment.

This week the children have been introduced to the life cycle of the frog. We had frogspawn in our outdoor tank which has now developed into tadpoles.

This week the children enjoyed the rhyme; 5 Little Speckled Frogs.


26th March

The children in Pear Class have had an exciting week! They have explored a variety of new concepts and activities.  They have started to think about Easter preparations and celebrations.  Some of the children have participated in a variety of Easter arts and crafts, been on an Easter egg hunt, helped to make and eat chocolate nests, tried a hot cross bun, created an Easter hat and made an Easter card for their family. The marble run appealed to a lot of the children and many were keen to take a look at the frogspawn outdoors.  We hope that you all have a lovely Easter holiday.

Excellent Easter Eggs!

19th March 2021

We have had an enjoyable week thinking about our own 'Superhero' qualities.  The children started to think about their super senses and a variety of different emotions. They thought about what their hands can do and what they think they are good at.  Role play in our very own Pear Class Supermarket was very popular and the children were able to engage in a wide variety of learning opportunities that it offered.  We listened to and joined in with the song; 'Sing a Rainbow' and the stories that we listened to this week inspired lots of interesting art skills, techniques and ideas. Next week there will be much Easter excitement at school!  Enjoy your weekend.

Learning Bulletin 12th March

We are very pleased to be welcoming back our Pear Class home learners! We are looking forward to learning together again, back at school! 

Learning Bulletin 5th March

World Book Day celebrations

We are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday by suggesting a book themed activity everyday this week! There are lots of great ideas on The World Book Day website. There are recommended links to take a look at in this week's planning. ENJOY!


Learning Bulletin 26th February

Welcome back to all our Nursery families.

We are looking forward to our new topic this half term;

Our Local Superheroes! 

We hope you enjoy the activities that we have planned.

Learning Bulletin 12th Feb 2021

Achieving Goals!


Painting Pallets

Jack and Beanstalk

Why not try baking these delicious 'Bear biscuits' with your grown-up at home... 


These are our rolled oat cookies:

8oz self raising flour

8oz sugar (although you could use less!)

8oz melted margarine

8oz oats

2tbsp honey 

2tsp bicarbonate of soda

Pinch of salt 

All combined in a large bowl then rolled into balls, space well apart on lined baking trays and bake for 10 mins at 180°C.

Also nice with added raisins (if you're reducing sugar) or nuts or topped with sesame seeds.


They are very moreish, Goldilocks would certainly have polished off the lot! 



Learning Bulletin 6th February 2021

Next week we will be thinking about the story; Jack and the Beanstalk.  In the meantime, you might like to collect some twigs, or roll up strips of paper and create a feelings tree. 
This week our traditional tale is 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Next week, our story is 'Jack and the Beanstalk', so you might like to get some seeds or beans, fruit and vegetables in preparation. There is also the 'Little Red Riding Hood' show to look forward to!  We hope that you have a good week.

Learning Bulletin 29th January

Three Little Pigs

PhonicsPlay have kindly offered teachers and families access to their online phonics learning resources.  If you wish to take a look at this at home, click on; Resources - phase 1.  Your Nursery child might enjoy exploring these phonics activities and games with you at home!

Next week, our story focus is; Goldilocks and the Three Bears...You might like to get some porridge oats in preparation!



Inquisitive Thinking and Learning

We would like to share some of the Nursery Children's excellent questions...

'How is ice made?'

'How do batteries work?'

Learning Bulletin 22nd January 2021

Little Red Riding Hood

 Happy Home Learning!


Well done to Pear class children who joined our first Zoom lessons this week, at home.

You were amazing!

Thank you for listening so well and joining in. I could see that you were really engaged and joining in with lots of learning.

It was great to see you...I really enjoyed teaching you.

I'm looking forward to our Zoom lessons next week;

Wednesday at 2.30pm and Thursday at 10.30am. 

See you soon, Mrs Allen

Learning Bulletin 15th January 2021

Who's that trip trapping over my bridge?

Here is Tuesday's learning link...

Here is Wednesday's learning link...

if it doesn't work on the weekly plan

You might like to bake your own gingerbread men at home together. There are lots of gingerbread recipes to choose from on the BBC Good Food website. Have fun and enjoy!

Learning Bulletin 8th Jan

Run, run, as fast as you can...

Play & Learn

Home Learning - The Gingerbread Man

Have fun singing and acting out this 'fun favourite' at home together!

January 2021

We would like to say a big hello to all our families and welcome you back to school as best we can. Even though things are different at the moment for us all, we will work hard to make sure that you still have lots of exciting learning opportunities available. Early Years learning is fascinating and can take place during everyday experiences.  Conversation, sharing stories, playing games, cooking together, helping with simple jobs, asking questions and sharing ideas, counting and identifying shapes of objects, art, crafts and model making, singing songs and rhymes are just a few examples.


This half term the Nursery topic is 'Traditional Tales' based on the children's interests last term! Each week there will be a variety of learning suggestions linked to a chosen story.  We hope that you enjoy them.



Last half term our 'Wow' was to take off our our coat independently and hang it on our peg and to put our coat on independently. Well done to all of the children who tried hard to achieve this challenge!



Please put on on (do up) and take off your shoes independently!

The children have had an exciting week with lots of Christmas celebrations!  These have included watching an online Pantomime, a Christmas party and receiving a gift from Santa for the class, as well as individual gifts to take home.  The children have had some extra treats...including hot chocolate. They have enjoyed listening to the stories; 'Stick Man' and 'The Gruffalo's Child' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.  Some of the children found 'Stick Man' outside in our Early Years garden! The children were also introduced to Pooh Bear/Winnie the Pooh, so that they could learn about the fun, family game 'Pooh sticks'.


We are so proud of all of the children's learning this term, their imagination and enthusiasm.


We would like to say a big thank you for the thoughtful and generous gifts that we have received from the children and their families.


We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!  See you next term everyone! From The Early Years Team

Early Year's Christmas Party!

Dear Pear Class, you are all invited to come to our Christmas party

on Tuesday 15th December 2020.

You are welcome to come to school in your party clothes.

(Please ensure that clothing and footwear are suitable for outdoor play too.)

If your child doesn't usually attend school on Tuesday afternoon,

they may arrive at their usual entrance at 1.30,

where Mrs Allen will welcome them and they can be collected at 3.30pm.

 Thank you.




Hello, my name is Sonny the Sloth. Can you guess when my birthday is?

Thank you for visiting Pear Class Virtual Christmas Fair 

Please guess when Sonny the Sloth's birthday is, for example 5th September.

Each guess costs £1.00.

The money raised will go to the PTA.

If there are more than one winner, the winner's name will be chosen from a hat.

Have fun and good luck!

The children have watched the Cbeebies Nativity sand drawings.  You might enjoy watching and talking about this together at home.

Learning Bulletin 4.12.20

Christmas Cards...If your child would like to, they may bring in one Christmas card, for the whole class, to be displayed in the classroom.  This would be a great opportunity for them to 'write' their own Christmas card greeting.   The children will enjoy mark making (writing) and they will be able to 'read' their message to their friends. (We won't be handing out class lists with first names on.)

Jigsaw Jenie and Jerry Cat

Christmas Song!

Learning Bulletin 20.11.20

Counting keys

Protecting Pets

Marvellous mark making

Super Sandwiches

This week the children watched and discussed; Cbeebies Poppy animation  This delicately represents Remembrance day for young children.  You might like to watch and talk about this beautiful animation together at home.
Please use positional language at home so the children develop their understanding and begin to use the correct positional language themselves. Vocabulary that you model to your child could include; behind, in front of, next to, in between, above, below, on top of, under.  Please say these wonderful words during your everyday experiences at home, or when you go outside, to describe the positions of things.  Thank you.