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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

Class News 1.3.2024

Good afternoon Parents and Carers, 


Welcome back! We hope you all had an enjoyable half term!


Another busy week has flown by in Nursery again this week! 

We started the week with our final traditional tale 'The Enormous Turnip' and 'The Gigantic Watermelon'. We discussed how the characters all came to help one another and what cooperation can achieve. We acted out and sequenced the story using masks, props and our own enormous turnip  (our space hopper with the help of some material and imagination!!) Nursery class were very interested about the turnip being pulled out of the ground so we investigated other vegetables that grow under the soil and can be pulled out of the ground. We turned our tuff tray into a vegetable patch and the children enjoyed digging in the soil to find a variety of vegetables. We used magnify glasses to look more closely and explore the vegetables we found. At the end of the story the characters enjoy their vegetable soup so Nursery class painted their own vegetable soup pictures using the vegetables to print with. It was so lovely to hear what vegetables the children enjoy eating! 


Nursery class also investigated 'Forces' as part of our understanding of the world - as well as vegetables we looked at objects you find in your home or in our classroom and we investigated if we 'push' or 'pull' them or both. Maybe Nursery could investigate this at home and tell us on Monday something they found and if you push or pull it smiley.

Nursery also attended a drama workshop in the school hall this week and really enjoyed acting out the story to find the golden feather! We continued with our Phase 2 phonics and practiced really listening to each sound to see if we could identify it and match the picture and we looked at number and quantity this week too, lots of children writing their numbers as well which was great to see!

Next Thursday we will be celebrating World Book Day, a letter has been sent out on parent mail with further information about this! We look forward to what will be a great day that promotes the love and enjoyment of reading!

We wish you all a wonderful weekend and we thank you for your continued support!
Kind regards,
Mrs Vinci & Mrs Direnzo