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This week we have been learning all about winter. We were so lucky to experience our first snowy day of the year and the children had lots of fun playing with the snow and ice in the nursery garden.
We have also been putting our number knowledge to the test this week and have played some very fun number games. We passed the snowman around a circle and took it in turns to pull out a number. The children were so good at recognising numbers 1-5. We have also been doing some brilliant counting and throwing the snowball at the corresponding number.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Archie Spencer as he always tries his very best at everything he does. I was so proud of him when he wrote his name in the snowman, your writing is improving week by week. Keep practising Archie, well done! Neve Dunn for settling so well and joining in at group time. She did an amazing job at counting the snowballs. Well done Neve! Amelia Westwood as she now comes to nursery with no tears and has settled so well into her new nursery. Keep up the great work Amelia! Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi for matching the sounds to build his name. He is beginning to name some sounds in his name telling me “that's d and that's a” Fantastic work Dakota!
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and a happy new year! The children have come back to nursery very settled and eager to learn! We have been getting back into the swing of nursery routines this week and have had lots of fun getting to know our new friends. The children have been so kind and have done a brilliant job looking after our new starters! We are very proud of you all for being so grown up.
We would also like to say a huge well done to all of our new starters, as they have done so well on their first week at nursery. It is fantastic to see that there were very little tears and the children are starting to form friendships already. Well done everybody!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Skye Johnson as it has been lovely to see her seeking out her friends to play alongside. She has so much fun playing with her friends with the Peppa Pig toys. I am very proud of your progress Skye! Gracie-May Walton for settling so well into her new nursery. She has been a brilliant big sister to Mason and has taken such good care of him whilst he is at nursery. What a kind and caring little girl you are! Holly Symcox as she has been busy making models all week. She carefully selected her resources then set to work making handbags, shakers and presents for her mam. Holly you have been a superstar this week, well done. And finally Brooklyn Wade for having a fantastic first week at nursery. He has joined in at group time and loved playing the musical instruments. Well done Brooklyn keep up the great work!
We had lots of fun at our Christmas party and everybody looked fantastic in their smart party clothes! We played musical bumps, pass the parcel, corners and did lots of dancing. The best part was coming back to nursery for some delicious party food.
We would like to remind you that the children will be performing the Christmas Singalong on Wednesday 19th December at 10am. We hope you will enjoy the performance and we are very proud of all of the children for working so hard to learn the songs and actions. We break up for Christmas on Friday 21st December and our returning children will start back on the 7th January.
On Friday the children were so excited for their visit to Hall Hill Farm. The children got the chance to pet and feed the animals, ride on Santa's sleigh, make crafts in the elves workshop and play in the soft play area. The best part was meeting Santa Clause and the children were even lucky enough to get a little present from him!
We would also like to thank everybody that made it to our Christmas Stay and Play sessions, we hope you enjoyed it! We raised £165.95 from our Christmas stalls which will be used towards resources for the nursery children. Thank you for your continued support.
It's beginning to feel very festive in nursery and we have been getting in the Christmas spirit by making decorations for the Christmas tree! We have also had a cheeky visitor in nursery all the way from the North Pole. The children have loved searching for Elf every day to see what mischief he has been up to.
We also had another visit to the library to return our books. We had the chance to choose some lovely new Christmas stories that we can't wait to read!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ashton Allerton for being such a kind and thoughtful little boy. Ashton was telling Santa what he would like for Christmas using the Santa cam and he very politely asked for another PJ mask tower for his brother. How kind to ask for presents for your brother too! Carter French for beginning to recognise his name card. He is starting to independently find and peg on his name card each morning without his picture to help him. Keep up the great work Carter! Leo Lowes for practising so hard for our Christmas sing along on the stage. He tries to join in with all the actions and words as well as sitting so smart on the stage. Well done Leo! And finally Robbie Cleary as he has had a great week. He has taken on the role of Santa in the Christmas sing along show to the next level. He has enjoyed dressing up as Santa and set up his own little grotto under the willow. It was lovely to listen to see him acting out the role of Santa. “Hello and what would you like for Christmas?”
Some dates to remember:
We are filming our DVD for the Christmas sing along on Tuesday 11th December at 9:30-10:30am
The nursery Christmas party is Wednesday 12th December, so the children can put on their best party outfits! We do not need any donations of party food.
Christmas jumper day is on Friday the 14th December.
This week we have focused on another traditional story; The Three Little Pigs. The children are starting to be aware of the way stories are structured and were great and sequencing the story using props to help them. It is lovely to hear everybody joining in with the repeated phrases with such enthusiasm!
After reading the story we decided to carry out an experiment to see which houses the big bad wolf could blow down. We also tested some objects that we found in nursery and predicted which would blow away. The children were great at understanding that the heavy things wouldn't blow away but the light things would blow away.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Lachlan O'Connor for growing more confident in nursery. When carrying out our experiment during group time Lachlan put up his hand and answered lots of questions. You loved using the wolf to blow things away! Evie Goundry for telling me how the three little pig's story started and ended. She then used the props to re-tell the story. Well done Evie! Amelia Davies for sequencing the story, the three little pigs. She even remembered the repeated phrases from the story. Great work Amelia! And finally Hallie Ashurst for being a superstar when practising our Christmas songs. Every day she gives it her best shot and she knows all of the words and actions to each song. Her beaming smile brightens up my day. Keep singing Hallie!
Just a reminder that our stay and play Christmas craft sessions are next week. Mrs Fox's afternoon group and Mrs Blacketts group are invited to join us on Wednesday 5th December at 1:30pm. Mrs Fox's morning group, Miss Manifold and Mrs Blackett's group are invited on Thursday 6th December at 10:30am. We will also be visiting Hall Hill Farm for our visit to Santa on Friday 7th December and it is Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December!