I know you have all been eagerly awaiting to see our Nativity so you will all be pleased to know there's not much longer to wait now! Please keep an eye out for a message which will include a link for you to follow so that you will be able to watch the Nativity, along with our Nursery Rhyme Showcase and an extra Christmas performance.
We were very excited to receive our extension pack for our crates, this week. As soon as they arrived we eagerly got our creative hats on and worked together to create our own balancing trail. It was lots of fun. The more we explored the more ways we found we could travel around the circuit.
On Thursday we had lots of fun at our Christmas Party. We had a good dance to some of our favourite songs and Christmas classics before the fun of party games was in full swing. We played musical statues, where we realised that staying still isn't our strong point, but we still enjoyed it! We then had fun playing Christmas corners and finished off with Mrs Blakemore's favourite, the balloon game. After our party in the hall we had time to chill out before we enjoyed a very tasty Christmas party lunch created by Mrs Green. It was delicious!
We have certainly ended our first term with a bang, or should I say a dash! We really did complete our Santa Dash with lots of enthusiasm and definitely tired ourselves out. It is all in aid of a great cause and we would like to thank you all for your kind donations for Rotherham Hospice.
Today we also celebrated all of our December birthday’s with our Bubble party. We felt very lucky to have yet another party this week.
All that is left to say is we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, whatever you do. Please continue to stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back on the 4th of January when we will also welcome our new starters too.
This week in Gymnastics we transferred the balances we had practised on the floor onto the large apparatus. We tried very hard to hold the balance for three seconds before moving again. It was lots of fun!
After listening to the first Nativity story we were inspired to create our own but you will have to wait and see what it is like a little bit longer! In our collective worship this week we continued to think about advent. We lit two purple candles in celebration and thought carefully about the things we were hopeful for. What are you hoping for this Christmas?
On Friday we enjoyed learning all about the Christingle and the meaning behind each element of it. We now know that the orange represents the whole world and the ribbon symbolises Jesus’ blood from his sacrifice. The cocktail sticks represent the four seasons and the dried fruit represents the treats that we have. The candle reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world. After making our own Christingle we had our very first Christingle service, but it was a little different this year as it was done via zoom!
We had an exciting start to our week watching the pantomime created by Churches Together. It was very called “A very Merry COVID Cancelled Christmas” We really enjoyed the show.
On Tuesday we were very excited to continue our gymnastics skills and we even got to explore some of the apparatus too. We explored how we could travel around, over and under the various equipment. We also practised our jumping skills too.
On Tuesday we had a very special collective worship because it was the first week of Advent, when we eagerly wait to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus. During our collective worship we learnt about the advent wreath and the meaning of the different candles. We said a very special advent prayer and we will continue to do this throughout advent.
Throughout the week we have been very busy being creative. Our Christmas cards and calendars are now complete and we can’t wait to share them with you very soon. For now though, here is a sneaky preview of what we have been creating for you.
On Friday we had a very special movie premier of our Nursery Rhyme showcase. We enjoyed popcorn and juice whilst watching the show. We can’t wait to share it with you all. Please look out for the link which will be sent home soon. We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us for the event and huge thanks to those who have already sent in their sponsorship money. Once all the sponsorships are collected we will reveal how much we have managed to raise.
This week our core book was “Owl Babies” by Martin Waddell. This beautiful story of three young owls has quickly become one of Nursery’s favourites. After reading the story we were able to talk about our favourite part, this was mainly when Mummy owl came back and the owl babies were happy again. We loved Bill, the smallest owl because he kept saying “I want my Mummy!” We were able to join in with this repeated phrase throughout the story, which was fun. We made owl stick puppets and put them onto our small world area so that we could keep retelling the story in our own way.
In maths this week we have learnt all about the numeral 8. We can identify the 8 numicon piece and know the Ten Town character is called Eric Eight and he likes things that are cold. We really enjoyed watching Numberblocks with the octoblock adventures too.
On Monday we went on a shape hunt. We found lots of objects that are made up of circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. Inside we used different shapes to make pictures. Why don’t you go on a shape hunt around your house or garden. How many different shapes will you find?
Wow! What a fantastic way to end of week, with our first school birthday party. Today we celebrated all the birthdays that have happened during the months of September, October and November. We sang happy birthday to all the birthday children and had some tasty party treats before playing pass the parcel and musical statues. We shared our best moves on the dance floor too. We hope you have all enjoyed it and look forward to celebrating all of our December birthdays.
This week we are very excited to start the World Nursery Rhyme week. Today we learnt the rhyme “The Wheels on the bus”. We even learnt the makaton signs for the song too. After singing the song we were very busy decorating a bus, practising our pencil control to draw lines to the bus stops and we used our scissor skills to cut out a bus too. We are beginning to be more confident with the scissors but this is something we definitely need to practise at home too.
Each day we have learnt a new song. We can’t wait to share them with you all during our showcase next week.
As part of our collective worship this week we thought about the importance of friendship and how we can be good friends. We thought about all the qualities we like in our friends and discussed how we treat our friends. We agreed that we should show kindness, share and be friendly towards everyone.
In PE this week we have continued to practise our gymnastic skills. Today we learnt different 1 point balances. We had to try very hard to stand on one leg and hold the balance for 5 seconds. It wasn’t easy but we didn’t give up trying. I’m sure if you ask me I’ll be able to show you my balancing skills. Once we had acquired this skill we were challenged to balance a bean bag on a body part whilst doing a 1 point balance.
During our collective worship we thought about Remembrance Day. We learnt all about why people wear a poppy and prayed for our brave soldiers and their families.
We really enjoyed watching the CBeebies poppy animation. Why not watch it with me and we can talk about it together.
It has been wonderful seeing all of our superheroes back, safe and well after half term. This week we have been learning all about how to stay safe on Bonfire night. We have used different media and materials to create firework pictures. Firstly we had so much fun mixing paint into shaving foam. It was amazing to see how the colours mixed together. We have also enjoyed painting firework explosions and then we practised our scissor skills by cutting bun cases into fireworks.
This week in PE we have started to learn all about gymnastics. We learnt pike, tuck, star, pencil and bridge balances and played games to practise these. Why not ask me to show you these different balances at home.
During our collective worship this week we were sent on a mission to show our friends how much we have missed them by sharing, being caring and showing kindness. We took this mission so well and went straight into action. Here are a selection of photos of us sharing and being kind around Nursery.