Christmas Fun Day!

What a wonderful day the children had at our Christmas Fun Day filled with so many exciting Christmassy activities!

A big thank you to all of the Oak and Acorn parents and grandmas for bringing in the sweeties and helping to make our festive sweet bags, they went down very well. Thank you also to those who were able to help on the day, we are always very grateful for your help!

Here are a few snaps from the day to see some of the fun that was had.

Festive sweet and popcorn bags!

  

Gingerbread decorating…and eating!

 

Lucky dip and the mystery lockers…..

  

Fantastic face painting!

     

Nail painting, tattoos and hair chalk!

           

Wimbledon Tennis

Yesterday a coach from Wimbledon tennis came to teach us some early tennis skills. The Nursery children enjoyed learning how to move around the court sideways, throw and catch a tennis ball and how to balance a tennis ball on their racket. Here are some photos of the tennis players in action!

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Releasing the butterflies

Over the past few weeks the children have been closely observing the life cycle of a butterfly. Once the caterpillars had eaten the food provided, they each molted into a chrysalis and this week they emerged as butterflies! They were ready to release today and here are some pictures of the children being extremely gently with them:

          

Tadpoles in the pond

In Nursery the children have been learning about different life cycles. This week we have been looking at the life cycle of a frog. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Oscar and the Frog to find out about how frogs grow.

We went to the school garden to observe the pond life and we were very excited to discover tadpoles in the pond. We look forward to visiting the pond again to see if we can spot any frogs next time!

 

Nursery Easter Celebrations

Yesterday we had a fun day of Easter Celebrations in the Nursery. The children talked about why we celebrate Easter and what they like about Easter. They enjoyed trying hot cross buns and were very excited to look for eggs with their names on in our Easter egg hunt!

Here are some photos from the day:

Wild Animal Workshop

On Monday we had some very special visitors in the Nursery! A corn snake, tropical toad, hissing cockroach, scorpions and a lovely rat called Pinky who was scared of the floor.

The children really enjoyed handling the animals and finding out about them. They asked the animal handler some fantastic questions and they were very gentle with the animals.

 

Noah’s Ark

This week we have been reading the story of Noah’s Ark. The Nursery children had a message from Noah to ask for some help building an ark for the animals.

Here are some photos of the children hard at work in Noah’s workshop and some of their amazing creations!

 

The Frog Prince

In January The Hobgoblin Theatre Company visited our school to perform ‘The Frog Prince’. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were lucky enough to watch the performance and take part in a drama workshop afterwards.

The children really enjoyed the performance and they were extremely keen to participate in the workshop! The children had lots to say about the performance afterwards:

“I liked the part when the princess couldn’t remember the magic word and she thought it was potatoes!”

“I liked it when the frog turned into the Prince because it was crazy and magical”

“I liked the bit when the frog was eating the food and it disappeared and he threw the plate on the floor”

 

When the fairies came to Nursery…

In Nursery we have been reading a story called ‘Where do fairies go when it snows?’ This has given the children the opportunity to use their imagination and share their ideas.

The fairies have been leaving the children notes around the classroom each day and they have presented the Nursery children with lots of problems to solve. One fairy was frozen and the children decided that they needed to leave her close to the radiator and put a coat on her to help melt the ice.

This week they invited us to the garden where we found a tiny fairy door and some fairy dust!