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Sunshine Learning – Autumn Term weekly letters

Sunshine Newsletter 16.10.17
Sunshine Newsletter 18.9.17

The children have been practicing for their Harvest festival tomorrow and Thursday, the singing has echoed through the Nursery and they are very excited to share this with you. The children have been exploring using their bodies to balance and move around the garden. An obstacle course made them balance in a number of ways and caused a challenge for many children. 16/10/17

Transition has now been completed and the children are becoming familiar with their environments and Key Workers. On Wednesday the children completed their first welly walk, they began in the garden and have established the rules to keep them save in the park. They will venture into the park next week. 22/9/17

The children in Sunshine Room have been very engaged in their new topic of people who help us. They have been dressing up and getting into role, we have had many fire-fighters and policemen! The children have also been enjoying the lovely weather and have spent lots of time in the outside learning area, building in the sandpit, constructing using aqua play and using the climbing equipment. They have also been very interested in making soups and pies in the mud kitchen using freshly cut herbs from our garden. 22/6/17

The children in Sunshine have been very busy during the past few weeks learning all about growing. They have been working hard in the garden planting runner beans, sunflowers and potatoes. They read The Enormous Potato and they watched a programme called ‘Potato Crisps’ to learn about how and where potatoes grow, harvesting and what they are used for. They have also really enjoyed sharing photos of themselves as babies and discussing how much they have all changed. 12/5/17


The past few weeks have been very busy in Sunshine Room, with lots of exciting learning experiences. The children loved learning about Chinese New Year last week. They all had a go at chopping vegetables and making stir fry, the best part was eating it! They had lots of fun dragon dancing and producing fabulous Chinese writing. The children enjoyed the visit from Animal Ark. They all got a chance to stroke the animals and ask lots of interesting questions. Sunshine Room also took part in safer internet day on Tuesday 9th February. They listened to the story of Smartie the Penguin and learnt how to stay safe online. 10/2/17


All parents should now be receiving a weekly learning letter by Parent Mail. The learning is still displayed in the corridor as well but in a new format, we hope this is helpful.
Your children were fantastic in their Nativity plays, they are sometimes a little quiet on the day but I am sure they will all sing the songs to you at home and in the car with gusto!
The visit to the Abbey is always lovely, it is a totally different experience for the children and the first group have already shown us how well they manage this change in their usual routine. They walked so well to get there and back and were attentive and enjoyed themselves whilst there although the Abbey was very busy.
The children have been learning to use our fantastic new Tilt and Touch Tables, these have been a big investment for us and the children love them. These are computers with a large interactive screen and we have a range of programmes for the children to use. 14/12/16

The harvest theme has been a lovely learning experience for the children. They have:sunshine2

  • tasted different breads from around the world (see map in the classroom)
  • learnt about how bread is made and made their own rolls to eat and harvest loaves
  • been harvesting themselves from the nursery garden (potatoes, beans and tomatoes)
  • practised mathematics (sorted and counted their produce, sizes, weight and colours)
  • created some lovely art work, role playing and musical activities
  • enjoyed some lovely harvest stories including, The Enormous Potato, The Little Red hen and Handa’s Surprise.

sunshine1Please ask your child about the learning and try some of the activities at home e.g. following a recipe to cook bread or going on an autumn walk to see the leaves acorns, conkers, berries etc. 24/10/16



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