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Dear Zoo

What an exciting week for Nursery. We went to Theatre Severn to watch the live production of Dear Zoo!  The children knew the story so well and loved joining in with all the audience participation.   It was our first Nursery trip without parents and we were so proud of the children’s behaviour.  They were an absolute credit to themselves, their parents and our school.

We have been  learning about domestic and wild animals, discussing what animals might make good pets and how we would need to look after them.  We decided to write to the Zoo ourselves to see if they would send us a pet!  There were so many letters.  We put them in envelopes and took them to the letter box to post.  We do hope that  the Zoo replies!

In our Maths activities this week we have been practising our subitising skills – being able to recognise instantaneously the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them.  The children are developing such good number sense that they are becoming ‘experts’ in doing this! They enjoyed talking about and recreating the quantities and groupings that they saw.

Next week will be a busy end to this first half of the Spring Term.  We will be hoping for some ‘deliveries’ from the Zoo and also learning about traditions and celebrations as we celebrate Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and join in with some of our pupils as they celebrate Chinese New Year.   Don’t forget to have a look at next week’s blog to find out what we have been getting up to!