We continue to practise our nativity and on Thursday many of the children were able to go over to Highwoods Primary school to see a dress rehearsal of their nativity. It was lovely to see some of the children from last year looking so grown up. We were very proud of our Squirrels children who were impeccably behaved and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The train track is as popular as ever and we had trains driving all around the room, under tables and through tunnels made of cardboard tubes.
The children love to construct models using stickle bricks, cogs and wheels and small lego and we have seen some very elaborate designs this week.
This week we have been making salt dough to create Christmas decorations. The children enjoy mixing ingredients together and gain many skills such as measuring, looking at textures and learning the cause and effect of mixing ingredients from this activity. We have created some lovely decorations but for now this remains a secret because it will be a part of all the surprises that will come home next week in your childs' Christmas folder.
We have been dancing to all kinds of music and rhythms this week and have played musical chairs and statues. It is amazing how good some of the children are at tapping out a rhythm and dancing in time to the beat of the music. We are enjoying an amusing new song called “Jelly on a plate”. We are sure some of the children have been singing this to you
And so we are coming to our last week of a very busy term. We look forward to seeing you at the Nativity, Fayre, Christingle and Party.
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Practise tapping out rhythms to music
Keep practising those nativity songs!
Words we've learned this week:
Wibble Wobble (good descriptive word in our new song)