Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Charlestown Vets June 3, 2010

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During the last half term, the Nursery class have been finding out all about different animals. We learnt about wild animals and where they live. We also found out about domestic animals and the pets we have at home. We talked about our own pets and how to look after them. A lot of the children have got dogs or cats, but some children have fish, snakes and even a parrot!

We turned our Writing Area into a vets surgery. We had a small reception area where the “secretary” could answer the phone and book patients in to see the vet. Children pretended to take their poorly pets to see a vet. We had a go at bandaging paws and ears. While we were in the waiting area, there were leaflets and magazines for us to read. If we pretended to be the vet, we got to dress up with masks, gloves, a hat and an apron.


Traditional tales February 17, 2010

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During the last half term the Nursery children read many different traditional stories. We tried to focus on a different one each week. Throughout the topic we got to do many things including dressing up as some of the characters, role play, writing letters to the Elves and Golilocks. We made porridge, although Goldilocks didn’t eat ours! We also got to speak to some of the characters on the phone. We told the wolf that he has to be kind to the 3 little pigs!


Nursery Homework January 7, 2010

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Hi Nursery

I hope you are all enjoying the extra few days at home. It was nice to see some of you on Tuesday. I hope our snowman is still there when we go back next week.

Our new topic is going to be about Traditional Tales. These are some of the stories that we will be reading:

*The Three Billy Goats Gruff

*The Elves and the Shoemaker

*Goldilocks and the Three Bears

*Jack and the Beanstalk

*The Three Little Pigs

We will be reading the stories and pretending to be the characters. We plan to do lots of activities from the stories eg role play, counting, measuring and construction (making bridges, shoes and houses).

If you have any of these stories at home and would like to bring them in, please do. We will be reading different versions of the same story, to see if the endings are the same.

I hope to see you all next week. Until then, have lots of fun in the snow!

See you soon,

Mrs Moody


Finding out about Minibeasts April 30, 2009

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We watched these two snails move along the wood. They eventually went past each other.

We watched these two snails move along the wood. They eventually went past each other.

We could see lots of snails on the other side of our fence. They were all along the grass.

We could see lots of snails on the other side of our fence. They were all along the grass.

This half term Reception are finding out all about Minibeasts. This week we are learning about snails. On Monday morning it was raining and we saw lots of snails in the outdoor area. Some children managed to count 31 snails altogether.


We have learnt lots of facts about snails.

“Snails have hard shells.”    Sarah

“Snails have got thousands of tiny teeth on their tongue.”   Rebecca

“They have tiny eyes on stalks.”    Cobie

“They have feelers.”   Keenan

“We saw snails slither over each other.”   Cameron


Finding out about mini beasts April 28, 2009

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This week the nursery have been finding out about different mini beasts. Today it was a wet day so we went out side and looked for snails. The children were very excited to find so many snails. They watched carefully as they moved and peeped their heads out their shells.


Weather reports March 2, 2009

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Today the nursery children role played being weather reporters. They really enjoyed talking about the weather and finding the different symbols and putting them on the map. These two children reaslly developed their confidence and picked a weather symbol and placed it on the map. They then said,  “Good morning today it is ————— ”   sunny, or rainy,  cloudy depending on their chosen weather symbol. It was great fun as the children learnt alot about the different kinds of weather.