Hip Hip Hooray! We have made it through this first half term!

We have reached the end of our first half term together and are so impressed with the way the children have settled and bonded as a cohort and...


We have reached the end of our first half term together and are so impressed with the way the children have settled and bonded as a cohort and within their individual nests.

In Group Time: We have been enjoying the story ‘All are welcome’ and talking about ‘our community’. Children offered their ideas after discussing the question;  ‘how can we make sure we include everyone and make them feel welcome?’

We have also been celebrating the richness of our community, talking about our cultures, languages, stories and delicious food! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our community wall with photos and hello signs in your home languages.   

In Phonics: The children have learnt the m and d sounds this week and have been practicing forming these letters on the whiteboard. See if you can do them at home using the special  rhymes “down Maisy, up Maisy,  mountain mountain” and ” around the dinosaurs bottom, up his tall neck and down to his feet, flick.”  It is important to go in the correct direction when forming these letters remembering not to take our pen off the paper.

In Maths: This week we have been focusing on sorting by number, colour, shape and size.



As we enter into the next half term there will be some big changes afoot and we hope the children will be as excited about them as we are! We will be introducing ‘Rainbow Challenges’.


In Group Time: We will be reading the story of ‘Meg and Mog’ and talking about making our own potions using spooky objects such as spiders, bats and beetles.

In Phonics: our sounds will be g, o, and the word ‘and’ – we will be practicing reading and writing some simple CVC words as well.

In Maths: We will continue practicing our counting, this time extending it to finding the total of two groups of objects by counting out the collection.

Rainbow Challenges: We will have four the rainbow challenges available from the first week back so it’s time to get excited about all the different activities they will be able to try.

Orange (Adult-led): CVC word-making through a hubble bubble game.

Yellow: To follow a recipe to add ingredients for the potion, finding the total by counting out all the ingredients.

Red: To weave ribbon into the spider web on the tuff spot, developing our fine motor control within this activity.

Green: To move like a witch to music and perform this for their friends.

  • For PE we will begin to change into our PE kits completely before our sessions on Thursday, please make sure children have their  Full named PE Kits in school when we return after the holidays.

We wish you all a very restful half term and look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 2nd November.