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This week, Meadows have been on cloud nine! They have been super excited to learn all about clouds and have especially enjoyed listening to and contributing to a...

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This week, Meadows have been on cloud nine! They have been super excited to learn all about clouds and have especially enjoyed listening to and contributing to a fantastic range of cloud stories. We have been busy floating with the clouds and going to far away places.
As you look up, you see the clouds slowly moving across our  bright blue sky( we were lucky enough to have at least two days with  beautiful blue sky).
 Children were super excited to go outside to spot clouds shapes, we even saw a Spiderman cloud !
 Your mind starts to imagine and the rest is just fun, sparking our imagination.
Our focus story, “Cloud Babies”  inspired us to look at the shapes and shades of clouds in detail. This inspired our imaginations to view these cloud shapes as creatures, faces, vehicles and more!
Children have used a range of different materials to experiment while using their imagination to create amazing art work.
We have been  scientists this week,  exploring how rain comes from cloud and what would happen when we hear thunderstorms.
Next week focus
Thunder is good,
Thunder is impressive,
but it is lightning that does
the work !   / Mark Twain
We will continuo with our Cloud focus moving into wild weather following the children’s interest.

Mark Making/Physical: Using large and small muscular movements to create shapes. Messy creativity- I can use my hands and fingers to create clouds with paint and shaving foam.

Mathematics: I can talk about and explain the amounts that I can see in groups of objects and identify and explain how they are the same or different.

EAD: I can look up to the sky, talk about how it makes me feel and draw what I see. What happen when I hear the roar of a thunderstorm?

Ways to support at home

Whilst you are ‘out and about’ in the environment, encourage your children to look up at the sky. Talk about the shapes and different shades of clouds. What do the cloud shapes remind you of? Do they look like any creatures, faces or anything else? Maybe take a photo to share in class or draw them. How would you describe it? Vocabulary- curvy/straight float, light, drift, shades of white/grey, what colour are they at sunrise/set? Small fluffy, big rain clouds, etc.

Snack donations

Big thank you to our families for contributing to the nursery snack. Thanks to you the children have enjoyed a variety of fruit, vegetables, as well as crackers, breadsticks and cheese. We value your continuous support.

Keep safe and warm this weekend!

Nursery Team