Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

What a fantastic procession of story-book characters we have had through Nursery this week as we celebrated World Book Day.

Lots of parents joined us and we read so many stories and acted some out including Room on a Broom, Stick Man and our absolute favourite of the moment Dear Zoo!  The children can now re-tell this using all of the language from the story.

Talking of Dear Zoo . . .yet  another package arrived on Friday.  It was the one the children have been waiting for . . . the puppy.  He had lots of cuddles, hugs and tickles on his ear and his tummy and the children have decided that he is so perfect we will just have to keep him!  I’m sure that after all our learning about taking care of animals, he will be very well looked after.

In our Maths this week we have been using Numicon to find different ways of making a number.  The children are now beginning to apply their understanding  of number to work independently to solve a problem – how many ways can you make 6?  How many ways can you make 9?


Next week our story of the week will be Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins.  We will be reviewing our understanding of prepositions and practising using them in a range of contexts.  You can help your child at home by reinforcing and helping them to understand key words which describe the position of things such as in, on, next to, under, on top, and more advanced vocabulary such as beside, beneath,  between, around and across.  The children will also continue using story language, story maps and drama to re-tell stories.

In Maths activities we will be learning more about shapes and patterns