This week we have discussed how we celebrate birthdays – lucky we had 3 birthday children on hand to share their up-to-date knowledge with us all! We encouraged the children to share their experience of birthdays and going to parties. Many spoke about having a birthday cake, getting presents and blowing out candles.
On Tuesday there was great excitement in nursery as Bumble the nursery teddy turned 4. We all helped Bumble celebrate his birthday by making him cards and presents. He had a party for all his friends in nursery and we played musical bumps and statues and ate birthday cake and crisps. Bumble really enjoyed his day.
We used this theme to springboard into Explore and Learn activities. The children made play dough cakes and added candles to ‘blow out’.
We also stuck candles on a cake picture and made sure the number on the cake matched the number of candles.
In Literacy, we looked at environmental print and then at the letters we could see around us. The children also enjoyed writing birthday cards and invitations.
We even managed to squeeze a bit of present wrapping into our Explore and Learn sessions!
On Thursday we were the first class to pop our decorations on the school Christmas tree.
Next week we will be problem solving and looking at rhythm and rhyme. Mrs Mann has made an awesome garage in the outdoor play area so we are looking forward to lots of hammering and fixing of cars! We have worked hard as a staff to improve the outdoor area and are requesting that children don't play with any of the outdoor equipment before school. Many thanks for your co-operation in this regard.
Finally here are some more photos to show you the fun we had at school this week........
See you all at the Christmas fair on Saturday!
Megan de Klerk
Megan de Klerk