This year we shall be continuing our ‘Rhyme of the Week’ but we shall have 10 core rhymes that we will repeat, rather than a different one for every week. This will help the children to learn them really well, and develop their awareness of rhythm and rhyme.
You can help your child by singing or saying the rhymes together at home. Don’t worry if you think that you can’t sing! The important thing is spending time together and having fun.
Our first rhyme is ‘Humpty Dumpty’:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
It’s the last day of the holiday for Ted. He started off the day with a glass of orange juice and a Portuguese Custard Tart (called a Pastel de Nata). He went to on a drive to the hills to see a reservoir that is used to store some water. He was so hot he wanted to jump in and cool down!
Ted is looking forward to seeing all the children returning to nursery when the new term starts on Wednesday 17th August. He is also looking forward to meeting lots of new friends as we have lots of children joining both the morning and afternoon groups in the next couple of weeks!
Today Ted went to the beach. It was a bit hot on his paws! Whilst he was near the coast he saw a pirate ship! He was a bit worried the pirates might capture him, although that would have been a real adventure! He also saw lots of fishing boats at the harbour.
Ted had more fun climbing trees today. Because it is so hot, there are orange, lemon and lime trees growing. Ted climbed a lime tree and a lemon tree. He had a barbecue for dinner and ate lots of vegetables to try to be healthy.
Today Ted went on a boat to see the caves that have been made along the coast. It was a small boat and went into lots of the caves. Ted likes going on boats because it is a bit cooler on the sea and the breeze cools his fur down!
Today we noticed lots of trees with numbers painted on them. We got out of the car to investigate and discovered they were cork trees! The bark is taken off every 10 years without hurting the trees and is used to make placemats, tiles, bags, shoes, fishing floats as well as corks for bottles and loads of other things! Of course, Ted wanted to climb the tree! Mrs G has brought back some of the tree bark so the nursery children can have a look.
Today Ted went to visit a market and a castle in a town called Loulé. There were loads of different kinds of fish on sale in the market – including shark! Ted didn’t fancy trying that! He did enjoy the freshly squeezed orange juice though.
Adventure Ted hopes all the families are having a lovely summer. He is away on his holidays this week and enjoying the sunshine! He flew on an aeroplane to The Algarve which is in Portugal. All the travelling was a bit exhausting so he had a very lazy day sunbathing and enjoying the pool!