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Monday, 16 September 2019

Letter 4 (2019-20)



Dear Parents,

Last week we had less rain than the previous weeks, and so the children had a chance to go for water play again.  They were so happy when they could go into the pool to splash and pour water.  The ones who could not play water got to play sand and also enjoyed themselves very much.  We also got to play in the playground, and enjoyed playing on the swing, going up and down the slide, running, and kicking balls.   
We had a great time last week learning about our feelings.  We learned to identify different kinds of feelings and the words that are used to describe different kinds of feelings.  We focused on feeling happy, sad, angry, silly (playful), surprised, and sleepy.  We read many books which showed characters having different kinds of feelings.  We then tried to link those feelings to ourselves.  We looked in the mirror and made different facial expressions, before singing songs about feelings.  One of the books we read was “Glad Monster, Sad Monster.”  After we listed to this story, we chose the monster that we wanted to make and tried hard to glue the pieces to look like the monsters in the book.  In the math centre, we looked at pictures of people with different feelings before identifying and sorting them into groups.  Some of us did a great job sorting them out.  After being able to identify different feelings, we discussed that sometimes the same activity such as having a haircut can make people have different feeling.  After some thought we could imagine how we would feel, before we cut the hair on our face doll.   During the week we also made scones.  We got to practice pouring and mixing the ingredients before using all our strength to knead the dough.
This Week
This week we will be learning about clothes.  We will start with our everyday clothes before moving on to winter clothes.  
Show and Tell : Please let your child bring in some cold day outfits such as mittens, jackets, jumpers, wooly socks, wooly hats, etc. . We will be showing and trying them on.
Please come to our Nursery STEM Week display on Friday 20th at 12 noon. You are welcome to come again at 14.30 for the whole of EY – KS1 display.
          
                                                                                     Warm Regards, 
  
                                                                                      Ms. Marizon









































Monday, 9 September 2019

Letter 3 (2019-20)


Dear Parents,           

        Thank you for the family photos that you have sent.  We have been taking turns showing our family photos to our friends.  Some of us could tell who the people in the photos were, while others preferred to look at the photos by themselves. 
Last week we continued our discussion on people in our family.  We talked about grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts and uncles.  Unless it was one’s aunt or uncle, most of us found it rather hard to identify pictures of aunts and uncles as they look similar to fathers and mothers.  Grandparents were of course easier to identify.  In the math centre, we sorted and matched pictures of family members.  In the art centre we glued family member dolls that we had made earlier on our house picture which we will be putting up on the board in front of our classroom. 
Last week we also talked about rooms in the house.  We started with the bathroom.  After looking at pictures of items found in the bathroom, we visited our own bathroom and talked about using the toilet.  We then talked about keeping clean and taking care of our teeth.  We learned how to brush our teeth, and will be practicing a few more times before we return the toothbrushes.  We also learned how to wash our hands properly.  We learned that we needed to wash all around the hands including the fingers. We also learned that we only need one piece of paper towel when we dry our hands. In the art centre, we did toothbrush painting.  Instead of using a paint brush to paint our tooth shape paper, we used a toothbrush. Did you see our “apple teeth?”  We made it in Cooking while we visited the kitchen. Some of us couldn’t resist but eat a few pieces of apple before starting to make the “apple teeth” while the ones who love marshmallow tried to put lots of marshmallow on the apple till there was no more space. While in the kitchen we looked at different cooking utensils and equipment. After we made our “apple teeth”, we learned to take responsibility in taking care of our materials by helping to wash our own plates. 
Because of the rain last Tuesday we had to cancel water play.  In the future, if the weather does not permit, the children’s swimsuits will be kept at school, and we may then move our water play to another day in the week.  Please inform one of the teachers when your child cannot swim so we can explain clearly to your child the reason he/she cannot swim. 

This Week

This week we will start to talk about our feelings.  We will be looking at different kinds of feelings whether it is happy, sad, angry, surprise, tired, scared.  Along with being able to identify different feelings, we will also talk about how we can cope with these feelings.

                                                                                    Warm Regards, 
     
                                                                                     Ms. Marizon