We have had a lovely last week of term and are now very very tired!
Thank you all our parents and carers who walked with us to Church and provided party food. Both events were really wonderful.
Thank you for our cards, gifts and your kindness and generosity, we really appreciate it. We love learning with your children.
We had a special visit and Mrs Moral captured us singing to him - take a look at the little video.
Visit Term 3's page to find out what we are going to start learning next!
Happy Christmas and Holidays to you all, see you on Wednesday 9th January. We will have 3 new little ones starting that week too!
Mrs Knights and Mrs Moral
14.12.18 this week's person who helps just had to be Father Christmas and the Elves. We decided that the elves made the presents although it's Father Christmas who gives them out!
We have made Father Christmas using different shapes and wrote our own letters and posted them to him. We hope he will write back to us.
We have had lots and lots of energy so spent time outside making a playground and responding to emergencies .... we had a lot of people who kept falling in the river and needing to be taken to hospital on the special blue emergency bike driven by Mrs Knights.
Wednesday - Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday - Church Service in the morning, please walk with us if you can as we need lots of adults
Thursday - party in the afternoon, please sign the food list to say what you could bring, thank you.
Have a safe and warm weekend, Mrs Knights and Mrs Moral
7.12.18 - People who Help continued this week with a focus on Police.
We were very excited to have a visit from Becky who showed us her uniform. We heard her radio and saw ourselves on her camera and we tapped her body armour to find out how tough it is. Becky told us that she helps people and she really likes it if everyone smiles and says hello to her.
We discovered that police use dogs, horses, helicopters, motorbikes, cars and their own feet in their jobs!
Our dinosaurs stole some of the shapes in our room and had to go to jail. When they were sorry we were allowed to rescue them and then we had to write a report about them and then thought about how we could have kind hands to help people ourselves.
While outside we were Shape Detectives while we learn cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, sphere.
We also had a fabulous Nativity Play and thank you for coming to see us.
Next week we will be discovering some things about Father Christmas!
This week (week 4) we followed the children's interest in dinosaurs - they have played with them every day since they joined Maple Nursery in September. We have also had a few birthdays recently so we thought we should combine both. How excited was I when I found a lovely book called "How do Dinosaurs say Happy Birthday?"!
The Birthday Dinosaur sent us in a box of things to explore each day.
We planned and had a real birthday party to which we invited our own toy or dinosaur from home. We made party hats and bags and wrote thank you letters to the Birthday Dinosaur.
She sent us her favourite places to play - a swamp, slimy mud and lots of bark chippings and told us how to create our own lava. We smelled her favourite plants - (rosemary and lemon balm thyme).
We learned some of her new words "trudge", "thud" and "swoop" and practised these moves with music.
In the box on Friday we found a cake to decorate and balloons to pump up - we really had to exercise our arm muscles to do that!
We had a lovely week of learning - everyone really engaged with the theme and now we are so tired we need a very early night!
Next week we are starting to focus on Nativity preparation and we will be exploring how people in the community help us.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Knights and Mrs Moral.
This week was all about Divali the Hindu Festival of Light. We have been learning about Ravana the 10-headed monster who took Princess Sita away. We had to join Hanuman the Monkey King to make a bridge to rescue her. We made clay divas to help light the way home.
We also explored running through space, chasing, pouring water, making Rangoli patterns with glue and rice and drawing lots of patterns. Come and see our beautiful Toran which decorates the door entrance to Nursery with lots of waves, curves and spirals.
We even tried Bollywood dancing with Farrah Zaf's mum - thank you! Mrs Moral and Mrs Knights certainly had a good dance and some of us supported with lots of percussion and rhythm.
Next week the children want to have a birthday party for the dinosaurs so we will be exploring our favourite celebration and planning a real party!
Have a good weekend - remember to start your Reception place school application if you haven't already. Please ask us for help if needed. Mrs Knights will check that you have all completed an application in December and January!
Mrs Knights and Mrs Moral
Term 2 already and soon ...... sshhh .... Christmas will be here again!
We have lots of lovely themes and activities planned over the next weeks, and started off with Fireworks. We have created a fireworks shop outside to build and sell differently shaped fireworks - please use shape words like square, circle, oval, triangle for flat shapes and cube, cuboid, sphere and pyramid (if it is a pyramid ie 5 faces!).
We had a fabulous campfire time on Friday morning with real marshmallows though sadly not a real fire this time then we had loads of fun creating firework ribbons and a team challenge to fill the blue barrel with leaves , roll it around and empty it again. We were nearly buried in soggy leaves. We have been hearing firework sound descriptions and decorated biscuits using icing to create firework movements.
Next week we are investigating the Hindu festival of Divali.
It's lovely to see you all again after the holiday and I really enjoyed our chats at the Parents' Evenings.
Happy weekend all, Mrs Knights and Mrs Moral.