acted out the story of Mary and Joseph, their long journey to Bethlehem and the
birth of baby Jesus. We have been singing our Christmas songs and it’s
very important that we try to practise these every day at home as well.
The craft tables have been covered in lots of glitter and silver and gold
paint as we try out many different Christmas crafts. They are going into
our folders ready to take home for Christmas!
We have used the briomec to construct models using hammers, nails, screws,
wheels etc and the duplo to build fences and enclosures for the animals.
We used water to practise pouring and filling bottles and teacups.
On Thursday morning Leo from Allstar Sports came to spend some time
with us. We went into the big hall and Leo organised lots of fun and
energetic games which were great fun.
There are still hundreds of leaves in Squirrels garden which have been
great for playing in, kicking them up in the air and throwing them up in the
sky! We have played games with them too where we have had to match them
and find bigger and smaller ones. You may like to try this when you
go for a walk together near any trees. One person chooses a leaf and then
the others have to find one the same, or one that’s bigger or smaller. You
can then make patterns or simple shapes on the ground with the leaves you
have found (circle, square triangle). This can then be extended by finding
and using twigs, stones, cones, conkers etc. Have fun!
At the end of the week some of the children pretended to be doctors
examining the dolls and making them better. This will be continued on
Monday of next week...