we started our week with a very special Christingle service. After making our own Christingle we lit the candles to create a warm, magical glow symbolising the light of Christ and bringing hope to people living in darkness.
This week we enjoyed our last PE session of the year with Mr Johnson. We practised our throwing skills and had to throw the bean bags into the hoops. We have developed lots of fundamental skills this half term that will help us develop the key skills for other elements of the PE curriculum. Well done, everyone.
On Thursday we enjoyed our visit to the Crucible theatre in Sheffield to watch Jack Frost and the search for Winter. It was a wonderful performance which mesmerising acting, dancing, singing and special effects. All the children were amazing and exhausted afterwards.
We all enjoyed a special music concert performed by the very talented music teachers from Barnsley Music Service. They played a variety of instruments and we enjoyed singing along to some of our favourite Christmas songs.
We finished the term with a great Christmas party. There was music, dancing games and tasty treats. We wish you all a Merry Christmas. See you in the New Year.
This week we really enjoyed learning about the Christingle. The orange represents the world, whilst the red ribbon around it reminds us of the love and how Jesus gave his life to save mankind. The four sticks represent the four seasons. The sweets and dried fruits on the Christingle represent all of God’s creations. The candle reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world and is a symbol of hope to people living in darkness.
In maths this week we have started to learn about patterns. We have been pattern spotting in the environment and begin to explore making patterns with beads, bricks and other resources.
We we have continued to enjoy listening to Stickman. We have joined in with the repeated phrases in the story and used the small world to retell the story in our own words. We created our own Stickman using a chocolate roll and matchmakers. They looked really cute and we couldn’t wait to eat them.
On Wednesday it was time to celebrate Oreo’s birthday. After planning the party last week, we had lots of fun decorating the room and getting everything ready.
As we enter December it was time for us to prepare for Christmas. We learnt all about the advent wreath and how the different candles represent different things. This week we enjoyed creating the nativity scene with the travelling crib. Each day someone else takes it home to share with their family. We are all excited for it to be our turn.
We have been practising for our Nativity performance. We were all given a part and are trying very hard with to say our lines clearly for everyone to hear. We will continue to practise and make it a great performance next week.
This week we have enjoyed listening to one of our core books, Stickman by Julia Donaldson. We found it very entertaining and loved the ending of the story when the Stickman helps Father Christmas down the chimney and then he helps the Stickman get back home to his family tree. We were inspired to create our own Stickman paintings.
As part of our RE topic we have been thinking all about birthdays and how we celebrate them. We were able to share our own experiences of birthdays and have planned what we will need to have a party for Oreo, our class Bear. We designed and made him a birthday card and plan to have music, games and tasty treats at his party next week.
This week it is World Nursery Rhyme week. Each day we have been introduced to a different nursery rhyme. We have joined class one daily to learn the new rhyme and have even learnt some action for the songs too. Use the the link below to join piccolo music and learn the songs too.
This week we have enjoyed baking buns with Mrs Goddard. We are beginning to remember the different ingredients needed and are more confident stirring and mixing them altogether.
In Nursery we love listening to stories and sharing books with an adult. We also love to enjoy a book on our own and with friends.
This week we have learnt all about Remembrance Day and the importance of remembering the fallen soldiers. We showed our respect by participation in a minute silence before joining in a special remembrance prayer.
We have enjoyed using our creative skills by making a poppy using our handprint, buttons and bun cases. On Friday we baked biscuits and made them look like poppies by decorating them with red icing and a chocolate button.
This week is our other faiths week. We learnt all about the Jewish festival f Hanukkah, which is also known as the festival of light. We learnt about the importance of the menorah candle in remembering the eight days the temple lantern blazed. We created our own menorah candles.
This week we celebrated achieving the best attendance in school last half term. We decided that we would like a party so we enjoyed having a dance to some of our favourite hit songs before enjoying our party food. We are trying really hard to make sure we come to Nursery everyday. We would like to thank all our parents for their support.
This week we learnt all about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We know all about Guy Fawkes and how we tried to blow up the King and the Houses of Parliament. We shared our experiences of going to a bonfire and watching the fireworks. Afterwards we made our own bonfire pictures using different collage materials.
On Friday we remembered how to keep safe when at a bonfire and then we made chocolate apples. They looked very tasty and we couldn’t wait to eat them.
This half term we will be participating in a weekly PE lessons with Mr Johnson. Our focus this half term is learning the fundamental skills. This includes finding and negotiating space and travelling safely in different ways. It was lots of fun and we can’t wait to do it again next week.