We're coming to the end of a very strange year. We wish everyone moving onto Reception in September all the best and hope to have a get together at some time to say a proper goodbye. Do stay in touch. Look after yourselves over the summer and keep learning!
We know we've all been working hard at home during lockdown. We've been hearing about all your reading, singing, dancing, writing, drawing, story telling, exploring and exercising whilst you've been at home. Well done all of you!
We've just had some good news because we've been awarded a special MetMark by the Royal Meteorological Society for our weather work. Our project included some training, which Maria did, and then our weather week when we sent a pack of activities home and the staff made fact and fiction book videos, a video of weather songs and a weather yoga video. We are delighted with the news, especially as we are the first nursery school in the country to get this award! We hope you all enjoyed taking part. Don't forget to email us a picture of some of your work if you can.
Stay safe and keep learning, everyone!
Siobhan from Stepney City Farm visited with two rabbits. We were able to look at the rabbits and touch them very gently. Afterwards we washed our hands
We could ask questions like, "What do rabbits like to eat?". One of the rabbits had a lot of hair like a lion's mane.
You have the right to a good education.
(UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 28)
We joined in with Save the Children Christmas jumper day on Friday the 16th December. We like to teach the children about helping others, and collected donations for Save the Children. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose.
(UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 30)
At Harry Roberts we have been learning to count and consolidate numbers to 10 using grids.
Make a simple grid with your child. You can then ask them to put ten cars, ten stones, ten leaves in the grid. This helps them to count and develop a visual memory for number.
You can make a simple grid like this. Fold it in half if you want to work on numbers to 5.
These websites have useful information and activities.
We worked with our friends at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to plant bulbs in Shandy Park. We learned the correct order to plant the bulbs in. First we dug a hole, then we put the bulb in the hole. We had to remember to put the bulb in the correct way up. Finally we covered the bulb over and stamped on the soil to be sure the bulb was covered.
We put gardening gloves on and used special tools to make the hole.
Look out for our bulbs growing into flowers in the spring.
We also found some wriggly worms.
We went to the memorial in Shandy Park to mark Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of the First World War. We learned about Alfred George Drake who lived nearby a long time ago.
He was very brave in the war and helped his friend. Alfred got hurt in the fighting. He was given a Victoria Cross medal. We put some poppies on the memorial and we sung a song as we remembered Alfred.
You have the right to protection and freedom from war.
(UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 38).
To support our children's physical development and wellbeing we have weekly football sessions. The children enjoy learning new skills and have lots of fun!
Your family has the responsibility to help you learn to exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected. (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 5)