For the week commencing Sunday, 14th October
Topic: On the Farm
Math: Accurately counting actions e.g. claps, jumps, steps.
Letters and Sounds: Environmental sounds: Recognising noises you hear on the farm
Next week we will be discovering what a farm is. We will be finding out what a farm looks like and which animals live there. We will be learning about farmers and what their job is. Our stories we like to read during this topic are; Farmyard Hullabaloo, What the Ladybird Heard, Apple Tree Farm, Muddled Up Farm, Farmer Duck, The Scarecrow’s Wedding and A Squash and a Squeeze. As always if you have any books at home about the farm we would love to read them at school.
We are learning to count not only objects but also actions. We will be playing ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf’ to help us carefully count out our steps. We will also be counting as we march, click, hop etc. I wonder if you can think of some games to play at home to also practise this.
We will be listening to sounds we find on the farm and just by listening we will see if we can identify what made that sound. Please use this link so you can try this at home:
Talking About our Weekends
We are working on talking in the past tense so on Sunday morning we will be asking the children what they got up to at the weekend. It would be really helpful for the children if you could talk through this with them before they come to school. This helps refresh their memories.
Playing After School
Please note that once our school day has finished the school playgrounds are out of action for Nursery free play. The other older children use these areas for their outdoor learning environment as well as planned teaching and learning activities. Thank you for your cooperation.
|Words||Duck بطة – Hen دجاجة|
Days of the week
|Story||Red Hen – الدجاجة الصغيرة الحمراء|
Week commencing Sunday, 7th October
Teddy Bears Picnic
We had a wonderful day today wearing our pyjamas to school and taking our teddy bears for a picnic. Enjoy the photos!
Topic: Forest Animals
Maths: Careful counting
Letters and Sounds: What sounds do we hear in the house?
At first we will be learning what a forest is. Then we will be investigating what they look like and finding out what animals live there. We will read some stories about forests. Our favourites are; Owl Babies, The Gruffalo, My Friend Bear, The Silent Owl and Don’t Hog the Hedge. If you have any others at home your child would like to share with the class please feel free to bring a book in.
Using stories like ‘Peace at Last’ we will be looking at noises we hear at home. I wonder what you can hear in your house… ticking clock, the hum of a fridge, a shower running? Having a silent walk around your house see if your child can identify any sounds that they can hear.
We are also working on our ‘careful counting’ this is making sure we are counting objects correctly. We will then hope to find the corresponding numeral.
This is a reminder that children that are 3 and 4 years old should be having a minimum of 10 hours sleep a night. Please ensure your child is going to bed at a reasonable time to ensure they are receiving enough sleep to fully enjoy and thrive at school.
The children in Arabic class will learn:
- Topic: Farm Animals (duck – بطة).
- Read and color the letter (ب).
- Pronounce at least 3 words that contain the letter.
- Colors (Yellow).
- Nursery rhymes:
Days of the week
Arabic Alphabet Song
Letter (ب) song:
باءُ بطة نطت نطة
وقعت ضحكت منها القطة
For week commencing Sunday, 30th September
Math: Bigger and smaller
Letters and Sounds: Listening to sounds around the school
This week we will be reading many different stories about bears. Our particular favourites are; We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Where’s my Teddy and The Everywhere Bear. If you have any other bear books at home we love it when the children share their own story books. We will be discovering what they eat, where they sleep and the different species of bear you can find.
|Teddy Bears Picnic
On Thursday 4th of October the children are invited to come to school wearing their pyjamas and bring their teddy bears. You may pack an extra treat in their snack box for this special day.
|Individual School Photographs
Please could you make sure that your child attends school in their full uniform on this day. Children with long hair do need to tie it back, and if all the children could be in their smart black school shoes that would be great.
The children in Arabic class will learn:
Letter (أ) song:
ألف أرنب يجري يلعب
يأكل جَزراً كي لا يتعب
For week commencing Sunday, 16th September
Our focus next week will be emotions. Identifying emotions through pictures and facial expressions. We will then talk about what makes us feel those different feelings. We will be reading different stories that help us explore and explain emotions. If you have any books at home around this topic we always enjoy the children sharing their own stories.
Please provide a spare pair of clothes that will stay inside your child’s cubby. Please label these clothes with your child’s name and class. We will then be able to change your child if they are wet.
We please ask you to resist the urge to gaze through the windows. This distracts the children at a time when they need to focus on their teacher’s instruction. We would also like to add that photographing and videoing the children through the windows is not allowed. Thank you for your understanding!
Nursery First Week
What a fantastic week we have had with all the new Nursery children. As you can see they have loved exploring the playground, their new classrooms and getting to know their new teachers.
Next week they will get to explore more of the school and meet their PE, Music and Arabic teachers.
Each class will have a focus book and take part in many different art activities based on the theme. I wonder if your child will be able to remember which book we’ve read?
As the Infant School’s focus is healthy eating, we will also be talking about healthy and unhealthy food. We need your help to ensure all children come to school with a healthy snack.
We take the importance of a healthy diet, very seriously. We talk about healthy and unhealthy foods every day in snack time, in order to help your children to learn while they are at school. Eating foods high in sugar or additives, is proven to reduce children’s attention span, limit their ability to focus and hinders information retention.
As a result, we have developed a healthy eating policy in the British School of Bahrain. Please make sure your child’s snack has no high sugar/additive foods such as, biscuits, doughnuts, cake and flavoured milk. Avoid fried food such as, chicken nuggets, chips or samosas.
We also request that you have no nuts or products that contain nuts in your child’s lunch box. There are some children in nursery with severe allergies to nuts and we need to do our best as a community to ensure that these children are protected as best we can. Please note that products to avoid include, Nutella, peanut butter and pistachio nuts, as these are all nut products.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 26th September we would like to invite you all for tea and coffee afternoon. This will allow you to meet some of the new parents from your child’s class and have a short information talk about our curriculum and expectations.
Please note that this means you will not need to attend the information evening on Monday 10th which is for Reception and KS1 parents.
We understand that the uniform shop is currently out of stock on some items and would like to thank you for your understanding and patience with this. We would just like to take this time to remind you, children should not be wearing jewellery at school as it can be a health and safety hazard. Please note that girls should wear blue or white hair accessories.
It’s also very helpful if every child brings to school a change of clothes. This helps us in the event of an accident or their clothes getting wet during water play.
Week Commencing 24th June
It’s our last week! Where did the year go?
We are all feeling the mix of emotions that always comes at the end of an academic year. Next week is the last week we will spend with your children in our classes and we will be making the most of every second 🙂
We will be continuing to look at the story of the Little Red Hen. Bread making may well be on the menu in some classes.
Scrapbook Time: My Year in Nursery
On Monday all parents are invited to join their class at 11:30. Your children will be sharing their work over the past year and telling you about the different activities they have enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you there!
Class Parties: Wednesday 27th June
Our end of year parties will take place on Wednesday 27th June. Your class teacher will already have been in touch via your class link to organise this. Please do contact them if you have any questions.
Children should come to school in their party clothes on Wednesday.
Last Day of Term and the End of the School Year
Thursday 28th June is our last day of school for this year before the summer. We will be finishing early on this day. We are awaiting confirmation of the final timings. These should be announced at the beginning of next week.
Week Commencing Wednesday 20th June
After the Half Term holiday we will be reading the story ‘The Little Red Hen.’ In the story we learn about working together and we will look at all the times we have done that during our year in Nursery. As part of our exploration about what happens in the story, we will hopefully be doing some baking of own as well!
If you would like to watch the story together at home, please see the video below:
For literacy we will be sequencing the story of The Little Red Hen and using lots of props and puppets to retell the story with our friends. Maybe you can retell the story together at home? Follow the link if you would like some nice images you can use at home to help you tell the story: The Little Red Hen Puppet Pictures
We will be looking at weighing ingredients. Using words like heavier and lighter. I wonder if you can also do this at home.
- Thursday 14th June – Tuesday 19th June – Half Term Holiday for Eid Al-Fitr. School will re-open on Wednesday 20th June.
- Monday 25th June – Scrapbook Share. We invite all parents to come to their child’s Nursery class on Monday 25th June at 11:30 to share and have a look your child’s scrapbook celebrating your child’s achievements over the year. We hope to see you there.
- Wednesday 27th June – Class Parties. The children are invited to come to school in their party clothes and we will be asking parents to provide party food. We will be playing lots of party games and celebrating such a wonderful year in Nursery.
- Thursday 28th June – Last Day of Term. This will be an early finish, time to be confirmed.