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Nursery Weekly Blog - 16/12/2022

This week was performance week!  The children were on stage three times during Monday and Tuesday and they were absolutely amazing.  We are very proud of everyone.  We hope that those of you who were able to watch were as impressed as we were. 

This week also saw the finishing touches added to our cards, decorations and calendars which all looked fabulous.  Mr parsons came to visit us and is now able to display this very own 2023 calendar too.

We have continued with our phonics skills by using Animal and Christmas listening games during which we even heard Father Christmas and his sleigh bells.  We continue to use the white board to practice name recognition.  We have listened to a wide variety of classical music and talked about if the music is fast or slow, loud or quite and how the music makes us feel.  We then listened to the same music and drew how the music made us feel on large paper on the floor.  The children all very much engaged with this activity and were able to identify if the music was fast on and made them draw big squiggles or slow and made them want to draw small squiggles.

We have read a wide range of Christmas themed stories such the traditional Nativity story, Little Robin Red Vest, Foxes in the Snow, Is it Christmas Yet, Stickman and many more. 

Cooking has been in full swing with cornflake cakes, jelly and angel delight, pear crumble and Christmas cookies being made.  Some of these have gone home and some have been eaten at snack time. 

We have peppermint scented green, glitter playdough which has been used to make baubles, snowmen, Christmas trees and lots of other things too.  We have also used this for our Christmas themed Dough Disco sessions. 

Musical Statues is always lots of fun, especially when the grown ups sing along to the music too.  We have also had dance competitions and Christmas music and movement too.

On Thursday morning we had a very special visitor to Nursery.  Father Christmas came to see us with Mr Parsons.  We were so lucky as he had some presents for us in his sack.  The children were able have a chat to him and he told us that he likes Haribo sweets. 

Despite the cold weather we have managed to spend plenty of time outside in the fresh air.  The children have especially enjoyed our Nativity Tuff Tray, bike and scooters, balls and hoops. 

Wishing all of our children and families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you all again for an exciting 2023.