From Bethnal Green to Bethlehem
O Little Town of Bethnal Green, how still we see thee lie.
What a perfect end to a strange year.
The children have kept us going with their positive energy and boundless enthusiasm for learning.
During the past few weeks children have been exploring Christmas.
They have been supported to make decorations for the school and helped decorate our tree.
Snuggly spaces have been created to enjoy winter tales and books.
A writing workshop has been established, filled with children mark making and writing letters to Father Christmas.
Children listened to the Christmas Story and retold it using the wooden figurines.
They were exposed to different versions of the birth of Jesus, some told from different points of view. Children decided on roles and acted the story out.
This week we have introduced costumes - we made the decision to do this after the children had enjoyed many opportunities to explore the story.
Children negotiated roles (the donkey was a very popular role!) and some acted as the audience. They then swapped and really were able to display great independence, joy and support.
Our wonderful Meal Time Supervisor, Brooke, recently had her baby boy.
Sadly we can't invite Oakley in yet due to COVID restrictions but wish him love and we can't wait to meet him.
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