This half term we are looking at animals and this week we are looking at pets. I brought in Eagle, my seven year old greyhound. He used to be a racing dog but now he is enjoying his retirement. Eagle loved meeting the Nursery children and was a very well behaved boy. The children loved stroking him and finding out what he needs to stay healthy and fit.
What an exciting time! The children loved getting ready for Christmas. They helped to decorate the class, they made cards and presents for their parents, out of clay, wrapped the presents and wrote their names on labels.
The children loved writing lists for Father Christmas and… who was on the good list? They had lots of fun role playing.
They also had a surprising visit from someone very special.
After the show, the children were also treated to a workshop where they used their bodies and faces to perform some of their favourite fairytale characters. The parents also joined in. What a great time we had.
Who knew pumpkins were so versatile?
They are a great resource in the Nursery to improve fine motor skills; from using hammers and knives, drawing circles and lines, practicing pincer grips – using tweezers. They didn’t go to waste either. Vegetable soup was made and devoured. This kept the children curious and engaged.