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w/c 18th December 2023
This Week at Flax Bourton

Nursery

This week we started with a very exciting visit from Father Christmas! We were encouraged by the adults to say hello and sit down in a circle. We were very lucky to get some gifts to open - a 'People that Help Us' puzzle, some building bricks, a shape sorter, and a letter board! We said thank you and waved goodbye as he left!

One of our big interests at the moment is space, rockets, and moons! Jodie set up an activity in the tuff tray with homemade rocket, flour, glitter, and stars drawn into the mixture. We talked about how the rocket goes up into the sky counting up from "1 2 3 4 5 "and then saying 'BLAST OFF!' as Jodie moved it up into the air! We got stuck in, taking turns to fly the rocket up into the air and landing it back on the moon. We were also encouraged by Jodie to do some mark-making in the flour like practicing our numbers.

To carry on with our interest in rockets, we were encouraged by an adult to build a rocket using the big foam blocks! We raised our arms into the air to be the rocket taking off to the moon.

To end the week we have been exploring more sensory activities provided by adults in the tuff tray. We discovered a farm with rice, Weetabix and water! We were encouraged to use our fine motor skills to hold the funnel firmly in our hands and move it through the water.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Kindergarten

This week the warmth of Christmas has set in as Kindergarten had a very special guest visit at the beginning of this week! With the Christmas season begun, the festivities are here with are activities throughout the week.

Kindergarten had much joy receiving presents from Father
Christmas! They were very fond of the new toys which he gave out.
Kindergarten also took a trip on the famous Polar Express train this week and received their own Golden ticket. Kindergarten sang with glee as we role-played being on the actual train!

In the middle of the week, Kindergarten engaged with some cooking! Ready to go with clean washed hands they began to learn about measuring and also physical development. Kindergarten had great fun at mixing, rolling, and even picking which cookie cutters they would like to use for their own cookie. The Christmas Tree
was the all-time favourite!

Later in the week they enjoyed and discovered some fake snow in the tuff tray with arctic animals. We had great fun at scooping and dropping the snow and watching it fall so gracefully!

What a fun week in Kindergarten it has been, and a great year too! We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2024!

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Pre-School

This week in Pre-School we have had a very exciting visitor, Santa came to see us! Santa and his elf gave us some presents to open and we were able to give them a hug if we wanted. It was so much fun and we are even more excited for Christmas now!

Some of us have been working on our numbers this week. We used our new wipeable numbers and whiteboard pens to trace and draw on the numbers, practicing our formation.

We have been over to the interactive screen to join in with some Cosmic Kids yoga. We copied the yoga moves, listening well to the instructions we were given. We also got to dance to lots of Christmas songs, watched a Christmas movie, and even did some
Christmas karaoke. We had so much fun and are feeling very festive now!

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