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Book of the term - Wood Lane

Written by Tendercubs Admin. Posted in Blog

Our new Book of the term is: Elmer by David McKee

This book is about individuality. Elmer is a multi-coloured patchwork elephant. He is lots of fun and entertains all the other elephants. One day he decides he doesn’t like being different anymore and goes in search of grey berries to turn his skin the same colour as all of his friends. But soon Elmer realizes when none of his friends recognize him and are no longer enjoying themselves that being the same as everyone else isn’t so important.

We are going to be reading this book with the children over the course of the term and doing plenty of activities which are aimed at supporting the children to understand the story and the words used. Examples of such activities maybe: role plays and creating relevant pictures.

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Book of the term - Porters Avenue

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“We’re going on a bear hunt” by Michael Rosen is this term’s chosen story book. The story is based around a father who takes his children on a bear hunt. There are several obstacles the family are faced with. These include

  • Long, wavy grass
  • A deep, cold river
  • Thick, oozy mud
  • A big, dark forest
  • A swirling, whirling snowstorm
  • A narrow, gloomy cave

We are going to be reading this book with the children over the course of the term and doing plenty of activities which are aimed at supporting the children to understand the story and the words used. Examples of such activities maybe: going on a bear hunt in our garden, role plays and creating relevant pictures.

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New Garden - Porters Avenue

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We have a new garden!

So far the feedback from both parents and children has been wonderful. The children especially love to play in the new sandpit and have lots of fun on the snake number line as well as driving up and down in our play vehicles.

We believe that our garden has benefited us greatly. As well as the large area of hard wearing yet soft synthetic grass, it is very well prepared with equipment that enables us to teach the children in an enjoyable and fun environment.

Weather depending, the children play in the garden every day and therefore benefit from lots of fresh air.

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Ofsted inspection - Porters Avenue

Written by Tendercubs Admin. Posted in Blog

We are pleased to announce that in our latest ofsted inspection we received ‘GOOD’. The inspection consisted of inspector’s examining the premises and equipment as well as gathering evidence to support our quality and standards.

They spoke to children and parents, observed children and staff, monitored the way that staff related to children as well as took note on how well children are cared for and how they are progressing in their learning.