This term the nursery children are learning all about the exciting and colourful world of the travelling circus. One of the first circus skills we decided to learn was juggling. We used silky scarves because we liked the way they shimmered in the light, and also they are easier to catch. We watched a demonstration of clowns juggling on the big screen, then it was our turn to have a go. The music started and we threw our scarves in the air and tried really hard to catch them. We even wore our very own big red clown noses.
As we haven’t had any snow yet, the nursery children decided to make their own. First they put in the special powder, added water, and stirred and stirred and stirred, until as if by magic…snow! They even found some little penguins hiding! Continuing the snow theme, the children also made some edible snowmen out of marshmallows. Don’t they look tasty!
The nursery children had a lovely day of Christmas fun in Gower Heritage Centre. They all sat together and sang Christmas songs with boys and girls from other schools and then the big man himself appeared….Santa! Santa went into his grotto to get all of the presents ready and the children went off to participate in Christmas activities. They made a Christmas calendar, watched a film in the world’s smallest cinema, had great fun watching a puppet show, played on tractors and in a soft play area, and even danced withTwinkle the Fairy. Some of the children even got to feed some of the animals that were there. The children were so good that they all received a present from Santa.
The nursery children have had a special visitor in their classroom, Elvis the Elf! Usually, the cheeky little elf hides in with our Teddy bears but today Elvis was missing! Elvis had left the building! The children went on an elf hunt to see if they could find him. They looked under tables, in the outside shelter and even up the slide. Elvis was nowhere to be seen! We went into the construction area and we spotted him, sitting up in the tree! We rescued him from the tree and took him back to our nice warm classroom.
The nursery and reception children had a fabulous Christmas themed Welly Wednesday today. They wrapped presents ready for Santa, made Christmas cards, elf masks, read Christmas stories and did some elf colouring. They also used their maths skills to complete a counting activity where they had to stick the correct number of pom poms on the Christmas tree. They had some yummy toast and hot chocolate and even had time to decorate a Christmas cookie!
We had a fun morning in nursery today supporting Children in Need. We all wore our comfy pyjamas or something spotty. The children were able to buy toast and cakes and all the money raised will help to support less fortunate children. Thank you for all your kind donations.
What an amazing morning the nursery children have had today! They spent the morning outside in the nature area. They took out some musical instruments and Mrs Rees played her guitar. She was like a rock star! They sang and played along with Mrs Rees and then they had some lovely cawl to warm them up. They even had time to explore the nature area, where they discovered some mini beasts.
Today in Welly Wednesday we learned about being kind to our friends by considering their feelings. Mrs Griffiths read us the story about ‘Hugless Douglas’, a little bear who is in need of a hug and goes on a journey to try and find one. We then discussed the best ways to help our friends feel happy. We made salt dough hearts, pictures of Douglas and played a game with bear feelings cards, where we had to match the correct emotion with the pictures of the bears. We counted and then finger painted the correct number of hearts and we also wrote kind words or drew kind pictures on post it notes and placed them on the tree in the yard.
The nursery children were very kind today and made some bird feeders for the birds. First an adult helped them to remove the core and thread string through the middle of the apple, then they used their fine motor skills to push seeds into the apple peel. The birds are going to enjoy eating those.