As many of us prepare to celebrate Christmas, we have been getting ready at nursery too. Children visited the market to buy the Christmas tree (problem solving how to get it back on the trolley). Children helped to decorate the tree and switch the lights on. Some of our families do not celebrate Christmas and most children are able to talk about significant celebrations for their families. Festive cooking has been happening with chocolate crinkle cookies and Christmas playdough. Christmas lunch was celebrated and children pulled crackers (some of them for the first time which was fun!) Christmas songs have been shared and children can often be heard humming 'We Wish you a merry Christmas' whilst using the bathroom! Last week we enjoyed our annual Christmas carols around the campfire in the garden. Many families were able to join us and enjoy the music, singing and percussion by the children. The story of the Nativity has been listened to, with children taking on many different roles and adding their own touches: we had a cowboy, the "D7 donkey", and a scan picture of baby Jesus all making appearances.
We are preparing to say goodbye to some of our friends who have been here a long time. Now they are moving on to Reception Class - we wish them all the best and know they will take their Rachel Keeling Values out into the world and make waves!
Merry Christmas to our friends who are celebrating Christmas and to all our friends, have a wonderful winter break!