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30 hours free childcare is now available at Pentland Primary School 

with limited places.

We will offer 30 hours places where they are requested and we remain within legal limits and ratios and we will continue to offer 15 hour places where they are requested and total nursery places do not exceed legal limits and ratios. We also share the total 30 hours with other nurseries (15 hours at Pentland/15 hours at another setting). Please ask staff in the Foundation Stage for more details. Also, please let your families and friends know that we have both 15 and 30 hour places available for September 2018. Please ask them to contact nursery on 01642 559609 , if they would like to register their child or come for a visit. Eligibility for free 30 hours places is detailed on the Gov.uk website. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

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Welcome to Nursery - Class England

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Important Dates

At the end of the project, we’ll invite you to come and see what we have built. We’ll also gather resources to build more structures and demolish a wall of cardboard boxes by kicking, rolling and throwing balls.

Homework

Help your child prepare for their project

Buildings are brilliant! Why not explore your home together in great detail, inside and out. What kind of building do you live in? How does it stay standing? How many floors, windows and doors does it have? You could also make a mini house out of building blocks or cardboard boxes? Can you make it look like your house? Alternatively, look online at spectacular buildings such as The Shard and talk about why certain buildings might have been built to be taller, wider or grander than others.

Here are some general ideas to support your child learning at home. 

  • Draw a picture together. Encourage your child to talk about what they are drawing  and what colours they have used. Model holding the pencil correctly.
  • Counting in everyday activities. Eg. Count stairs as you go up them or dogs as they walk past.
  • Share a story with your child every night before bed. Talk about the characters and how they feel, discuss what might happen next and make your own ending.
  • Encourage your child to put their own coat and shoes on when you go out.
  • Sing number songs together. EG. 1,2,3,4,5 

Useful Links

Supporting your child at home is of paramount importance. We regularly send out activities for you to share with your child. Links below may also give you some valuable ideas.

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.twinkl.co.uk

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

Class Photo

Topic-How does that building stay up?

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The wolf huffed, and he puffed, but he couldn’t blow the house down! How does that building stay up? How many windows does it have? It’s time to find out more about buildings and the materials from which they are made.

This half term, we’ll visit a local building site to see buildings in different stages of construction. Back in the classroom, we’ll handle different building materials, and we’ll build structures out of wet sand, construction kits and blocks. Who
can build the tallest tower? We’ll also retell the story of The Three Little Pigs, practise hammering different surfaces and make mini mud bricks. In our English lessons, we’ll take a walk down a local street, describing what we see, and we’ll write about our homes. Using our maths skills, we’ll count houses and put them in the right order, and we’ll estimate how many cubes are in different towers. Working together, we’ll build a shelter big enough for us all to sit in, a bridge we can use to cross a given space and a street of colourful houses made from different containers. We’ll also work outdoors on our own ‘construction site’, building imaginative structures out of a range of materials.

We are here to help and support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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WOW Moments

Here in Nursery we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements - whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you about the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a 'well-rounded' picture of who your child really is. 

 
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