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Monday 19th April

Monday 19th April 2021

Good afternoon everyone,

We hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. A reminder that tomorrow at 1pm there is an oral health workshop for parents/carers delivered by Kent Community Dental Service. You can join by clicking the Microsoft teams link below. I highly recommend this workshop as you will get the latest advice on how to care for your child’s teeth.

The Dentist will be in school next week on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th to give the children who have been registered the fluoride varnish.

Starting Primary School

If your child is leaving nursery in July to start primary school in September, you should have received your offer of a school place. If you haven’t been allocated a primary school place, please let us know.

Art Week

Children enjoyed art week so much that we are continuing this week. Again it is all about the process rather than the end result, however we often encourage children to look at the work of famous artists to learn new techniques and as inspiration. Today children looked at paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.

Van Gogh was known for his thick application of paint on canvas, called impasto. An Italian word for “paste” or “mixture”, impasto is used to describe a painting technique where paint (usually oil) is laid on so thickly that the texture of brush strokes or palette knife are clearly visible.

Other children looked at work by Henri Matisse. They explored his cut-outs.  The idea of creating genuine art from paper cut-outs was entirely new, and a technique that Matisse had invented himself. Children enjoyed tearing or cutting their own shapes and then fixing them on paper when they were happy with their arrangements.

In the garden children enjoyed mud painting, mixing their own mud paint which as you can imagine they really enjoyed.

Children also had plenty of work to do as they watered and cared for their plants. These were particularly thirsty after the very warm weekend.

Have a good evening and do join the workshop tomorrow if you can.


First floor artists study the style and technique of Vincent Van Gogh

Henri Matisse as inspiration to tear and cut paper shapes

Painting with mud in the forest area

Thirsty plants after a hot weekend..