‘I love knowing what the children have been doing and often use what I’ve seen/read to find out more from my child!’
Autumn Term 2019
Pop Up Christmas Film
The fun Christmas Film Elf will be shown on Saturday December 7th. This lovely event, hosted by our parents, is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. It will run from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and costs £10 per child, which includes a lunchbox. Please book and pay for your tickets as soon as you can. Thank you.
Cork Printed Autumn Trees
The children were given paper with a tree trunk drawn on, Autumn paint colours and corks of different sizes to print with. Using corks as stamps is a fun way for children to strengthen their pincer grip, an essential part of early writing skills. This type of painting is known as process art, which focuses on the creative journey rather than the end result. It is about the notion of moving the cork up and down and side to side as well as mixing the paint colours. Doing this activity as a group helps the children feel more confident working in a shared space. They learn how to navigate and share materials, whilst chatting to each other. We displayed their beautiful work on the classroom wall for everyone to see.
Centenary Play Area In The Woods
This year Jordans Village are celebrating their centenary year. The Centenary Working Group have created a clearing in the woods to enable them to leave a permanent reminder of this special year. The idea was to create a woodland classroom where the children from Jordans School and Nursery can learn about their environment whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The project was funded by the Centenary Working Group, Jordans Environment Trust, and Jordans Village Limited.
We decide to find and explore this exciting new space. We found some lovely wooden benches and beautiful mushroom seats in the clearing. The children explored the benches climbing on and under them as well as running around them collecting sticks and leaves. We sat on the benches and chose nursery rhymes to sing together and warmed ourselves up by singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and the Grand Old Duke of York. The children thought it would be a great place to explore again, adding next time we should bring a picnic and a book to share together.
We are very grateful to everyone involved in this special project and look forward to sharing it for many years to come. Thank you.
What We Like about Us!
This week we have been celebrating our uniqueness - some of us are tall and some are short; some of us have curly hair and some straight; some of us have big feet and some small. We read a lovely book together called, 'What I Like About Me.' This book reflects that we are all different, but still the same. The children had the chance to look in the mirror at the end of the book and say what they liked about themselves - ideas included 'my legs, my hair, my teeth and my eyes.'
The children noticed a lot of road works on their way to school. They set about building roads, houses and schools using construction vehicles, sand and stones. They 'scooped' sand with the diggers and moved it across the tuff tray before flattening it with a roller to make the road 'smooth.' A child told us they were making a new road outside his house and it was very busy. Another child told us that 'my mummy was stuck in a traffic jam on the way to my sister's school. It took us ages to get there!' Poor mummy.
Me And My Shadow
The children noticed that their shadows showed on the hall wall in the bright sun. They made shadow spiders, rabbits, monsters and butterflies with hands, laughing at the different shapes. One child told us the shadows disappear when the sun goes behind a cloud.
The children learned about the importance of washing their hands to eliminate germs. Firstly, they traced their own hand on a folded piece of paper then cut them out carefully following the lines. Once they were cut, they drew germs on the outside their hands and we recited a poem about washing hands. Finally, they opened their folded hands and glued the poem on the inside of their clean hands. We then showed each other how we wash our hands and chatted about why we wash them and when. Suggestions were, after going to the toilet, before snack, after lunch and before lunch. Most of the children knew they were washing germs away. We talked about just pressing the soap once, rubbing our hands together and then washing with the water quickly, so the soap does not dry out, and then throwing our paper towel in the bin not on the floor! All the children were keen to have a turn washing their hands!
Children In Need Day
We raised money for Children In Need on Friday by asking the children to wear something spotty for a donation. We had lots of fun Pudsey Bear activities throughout the day for the children to enjoy. We played a number recognition, counting and grouping game using a Pudsey Bear template. We painted a Pudsey bear mask, we made some delicious Pudsey Bear biscuits and played hide and seek with Pudsey Bear. It was a lot of fun seeing Pudsey everywhere! The children particularly enjoyed trying to find the 10 Pudsey Bears hidden outside in the playground 'I've got 1!' 'How many left to find?' 'Let's count them'. Thank you to everyone who gave a donation.
Coffee Morning At The Village Shop
The Village Shop Committee are hosting a coffee morning in the shop on Thursday November 28th. Everyone is welcome to come along for tea. coffee and a croissant. Please do pop in after drop off to meet people from the local community and other parents from JVNS. We would like to thank The Village Shop Committee for this thoughtful invitation.
Early Years Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for Early Years providers to help them improve the education they provide for 3 and 4 year-olds in need. Please use the following link to check and see if your child may be eligible to receive this additional funding.
Dates For The Diary
Please check the term date tab for the dates of all events for the coming year.
Let's Try To Keep The Germs Away!
We always teach the children to cough into the crook of their elbows to keep their hands clean and stop the spread of germs. As there are a lot of colds and coughs around we thought it would be good for everyone to practise this at home too.
Bottle Tops and Lids
We would be grateful if you could collect screw top lids from bottles for an art project we would like to do with the children. Any colour or size would be great. Thank you.
Children born between 1 Sept 2015 and 31 August 2016 will be starting school in September 2020. Please note the flowing dates. It is very important that you get your application in by these dates as your choices will be SERIOUSLY JEOPARDISED by a late application.
4th November - applications open
14 January - last day for paper applications
15 January - last day for on line applications
16 April - national offer day
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