Headteacher: Anna Moss

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15th December 2023


Forest School Activity


Father Christmas and his elves have made an appearance in Forest School this week as you enjoyed making the sleigh with the crates.  The pipes made excellent reigns for the reindeers and the santa hat finished off the look!  Mrs Allen also opened a new resources – the fairy and princess chest.

Write Dance

(Gross Motor)

Merry Xmas Everybody, Slade

A Christmas classic!  We have enjoyed getting into the spirit with this song every morning as we have been creating rainbow arcs high in the air and singing along at the top of our voices.  The most fun was creating one huge oval around the tables as we tried to make it travel as a team in the same direction whilst side-stepping whilst wearing slippers!

Listening Game

Name the “Festive” Sound

Staying Quiet so as to “listen with increased attention to sounds” is one of our nursery targets.  And what a challenge it was as we played our first tuning in to sounds game - “Guess the Christmas Sound”.  Have a go this weekend and see if you can score any higher!  Guess the Christmas Sound Game | 24 Festive Sounds Quiz - YouTube


The iguana sound /i/

We spent a few more days on our /i/ sound as it is always a tricky sound to fill a sound box with and ensure we are saying /i/ instead of /e/.  For those parents keen to support at home, please watch this Little Wandle link which allows you to hear how we make our pure sounds and shows the order we are teaching them in.  For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)


In front, behind

We began by taking it in turns to sit in the middle of the circle and name who was sitting in front of us.  We then used a mirror to see who was sitting behind us.  See if you can find a small mirror this weekend and use around the house to spot and name who/what is behind you!  For a challenge, can you look left and right and say who/what is next to you?  Understanding position through words is a Nursery Maths targets.

Communication and Language


A gentle and simple introduction to the story of Christmas and the events that happen around this special time.  Mrs Allen enjoyed sharing her Christmas story sock puppets with you so you could have a go at role playing the story with your friends.  This story has helped you understand the idea behind the Red class part of the show next week too.

Dough Disco

(Fine Motor)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

We have all enjoyed singing along to the popular Christmas tune whilst balling the dough and taking it “around the world”.  We used our bodies as the globe and our arms to make it travel around us  just like Rudolph does with Father Christmas.

A message for parents – our Early Year show is on Monday morning at 9.30am.  Please send the children in (again) wearing Christmas jumpers or dresses.  If your little one does not usually attend on a Monday and you would like them to be part of the show, please send them in at normal time and they can come with you once the show is over or stay with us until 11.30am or 12.00pm.  Please do let us know over the weekend or at drop off on Monday which time you plan on taking them so we can ensure they have what they need with them.    

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin X