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05 March 2021

Another busy week in Westbourne as we eagerly await the return of all girls back to school. 

The work in Reception on spring was very relevant after the beautiful weather at the weekend.  The girls enjoyed their creative writing lessons, expressing their thoughts about spring and then creating still life drawings of the seasonal flowers.

In Nursery this week, activities have focused on the rhyme, ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence.’  These followed a Zoom assembly message on Monday morning from Mrs Hartley who talked about the beautiful bird songs we can hear and about some favourite garden birds.

This assembly followed a live lesson held over Zoom, last Friday, with Mrs Hartley who had written a new version of the rhyme, ‘Hey Diddle Diddle,’ especially for the girls.

On Wednesday March 3, all girls in Westbourne enjoyed a Beyond the Curriculum day.  They dressed in as many bright colours as they could to mark national ‘I want to make you happy day.’  Their activities included talking about feelings and being happy.

In Nursery, the focus was on the book ‘My Many Coloured Days’ by Dr.Seuss, which was followed by making wonderful, bright coloured, stained glass people.

For Kindergarten the focus was on the story ‘The Colour Monster’ where girls were encouraged to talk about their emotions and know that it is all right to feel many different feelings. They talked about what makes them happy and created their own colour monsters!

Reception girls thought about ways that they make other people around them happy. They also wrote about what makes them feel happy and thought about different vocabulary around this. They enjoyed the story of ‘Mr Happy’ and completed some lovely happy, smiling sunshine faces.

We are looking forward to seeing our happy, smiling girls next week.

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