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National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day. Each year there is a different theme and this year the theme is change. After spending time in the secret garden this week and looking at the changing leaves and conkers we have been doing a lot of talking about Autumn.


Poem was a brand new word so we thought about what it meant. We decided a poem was a bit like a story and a bit like a song and it could tell us about how things look, feel, sound, taste or smell.

We talked about Autumn and all the changes we had noticed. The children described what they could see and hear and we put our ideas together to turn them into a poem.

Here is the poem from the afternoon and beginning of the week children…


Here is the poem from the morning and end of the week children…


We hope you like our poems. To learn more about National Poetry Day and explore poems at home you can visit the website below…

Click here to learn more about National Poetry Day

Matching Sounds


In nursery we learn Phase 1 Phonics. We are learning to listen to sounds, to find sounds that are the same or different and to describe sounds.

This week we have been using the egg shakers to listen to the sounds and talk about what might be inside.

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We talked about the kind of sound the egg made, if it was a jingling or a banging sound.

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We decided if any of the eggs sounded the same or different.


We tried to guess what was hiding inside the eggs.

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