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SPRING 2012 Newsletter










Welcome Back!  We hope you had a lovely Easter. It’s our last term!


Monthly Theme


The theme for the month of April will be ‘Spring’.   As you will know by now we continue to encourage the children to notice and describe changes in their environment – they have seen daffodils growing in their gardens at home or in green areas in the town. The children will also be doing observational paintings and drawings of Spring flowers, so if you have cherry blossoms, tulips or branches with buds on them in your garden, please bring them in for the children to see, and encourage your child to notice changes in your garden or the environment as you travel to school.



Language Development

There will be lots of discussion about farm animals, the names of their young, where young animals come from and how they change as they grow.  The children will learn about these things through stories, lotto games, factual dvds, and CD ROMs.  Why not go to the library and find some books connected to this topic to share with your child?



Language and Maths Activity Packs

Please remember to bring your child’s language or maths bag back on Monday, especially the yellow ruck sacks as they are shared between both classes – if they are not back on time a child in the other class will not get a maths game home.


Songs and Rhymes

Spring is the time when the magic comes                 Old MacDonald

Baa Baa Black Sheep                                                 Five green Bottles

I went to visit a farm one day                                    Five little Speckled frogs

Flowers grow like this                                                Cows in the Kitchen


Please make sure to take a song sheet from the porch


Environmental Science                         

Children need to ‘do’ and ‘see’ in order to understand therefore we will be planting Broad beans and Kidney beans so that the children can see the ‘roots’ growing clearly. We will also use factual books and stories to reinforce the concept of growth.  If you are doing any planting at home please let your child help – they learn so much from these activities and will be very sensible if you explain what you want them to do!


 Cress Seeds

Could each child please bring in an empty egg shell inside an egg cup before Monday23rd April, so that they can plant cress seeds.  



Cooking Activity

Mrs Gillen’s class will make their ‘Birds Nests’ this month, with Shredded Wheat; chocolate and mini eggs. This is an enjoyable way for children to learn how birds build nests for their young and the shape a nest should be, as well as the scientific concept of melting chocolate – also it’s delicious!



Book Fair   

Our Annual Book Fair will arrive on Wednesday 18th April and will be set up out in the Hall. The books will be available for one week.  We would ask that all parents buy at least one book for their child. There will be a draw at the end of the week and 5 lucky children will receive a free book!



Extended Schools

The programme starts on the 16th with Mrs Gillen’s class, the Mrs O’Doherty’s class again on the 23rd of April.



Birthdays This Month


Alan Patterson     13th April


Caitlin Hammett  28th April










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