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Today we enjoyed a music session with 'Druhm'.  We each had a space hopper and holder with a set of drumsticks.  We were taught rhythm and how to follow a sequence.  We needed really good listening skills too.  It was so much fun and look how much we were concentrating.

Druhm Nursery Green

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This week we have been enjoying lots of activities for Easter.  We have learnt about Easter symbols, particularly how a cross represents Jesus dying to save us.  However we also learnt that Easter Sunday was a happy day because Jesus came alive again.  We made crosses on our Easter cards using 'scrunched' up tissue paper.  We baked Easter cakes, made Easter bonnets and we were very lucky because the Easter Bunny came to see us.

PANCAKE DAY

This week we celebrated Pancake Day.  We made pancake batter and each 'tossed/flipped' a pancake.  We thought this was very funny.  We then chose what topping we would like on the pancake before we ate it.  They were delicious.  We completed a pictogram graph to see which was the favourite topping.  We also read the books 'The Big Pancake' which is similar to The Gingerbread Man and Mr Wolf's Pancakes which had a few familiar characters in.  

Chinese New Year

Christmas

During R.E. we learnt about how Mary and Joseph travelled on a donkey to Bethlehem.  Baby Jesus was born there in a stable.  Shepherds and 3 Kings came to visit him.  Christmas Day is Jesus' birthday.  We performed a very special Christmas Nativity for our families, telling the story and singing lots of Christmas songs.  We all dressed up in special angel costumes.

We have had a wonderful time in Nursery leading up to Christmas with lots and lots of fun activities.  Here are just a few of them.  We made Snowman Christmas cards, we went to the post office to post letters to Father Christmas, he then came to visit us with a present, we made a Christmas bauble, had Christmas dinner, enjoyed a Christmas party, sang a special carol concert, decorated a Christmas tree with our own baubles, took turns to take the Posada box home, made a funny calendar to sell at the PTA fair, baked a Christmas tree biscuit, went to see 'Wish' at the cinema, watched the pantomime 'Gnome Alone' and had a relaxing slumber afternoon with hot chocolate.   Phew!!!!! We are so tired now.

Diwali

After an interesting visit to school, from Mrs Solanki, the nursery children learnt all about the Hindu Festival, Diwali, the festival of light.  The pupils enjoyed hearing about the customs of the festival and enjoyed trying on traditional clothing. After the visit, children tried their hand at creating their own Rangoli patterns using chalk, jigsaws and large foam shapes.  In addition to this, pupils chose mendhi patterns for their hands. They made and decorated their own diva lamps using clay, paint and glitter. 

 

As our theme this half term is colour, pupils read about the festival of colour known as Holi. They enjoyed a colourful celebration in which they threw powder paint and yelled 'Holi Hai!' The playground was an array of colour and great fun was had by all.       

Diwali and Holi

Owl Babies

After reading Owl Babies last week,  Peter and Taz visited us from Cheshire Falconry with five different owls.  They taught us so many facts about what owls eat, about their ears and their different breeds.  We loved watching them fly around the room.  We could then stroke each owl.

Owl Encounters

Nursery went on a walk to look for signs of autumn. We searched for conkers, pine cones, sticks and autumn leaves and collected these items in our own bags. We took them back to school and talked about the items that we had found and decided to use them to make pictures and collages. We talked about the colours of the leaves, how they fall from the trees and how the weather changes. 

Our First Day In Nursery

A fantastic start at St. Andrew's for our brand new Nursery children.  Well done to all of you! We are going to have a super year together.