Little Acorns

October – December 2017

The last three months of term have flown by in a whirl of different activities.

The children have been working on the next level of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Wildlife Action awards having completed the Bronze stage last year. In order to promote wildlife the nursery children performed a play at an assembly in front of the whole school. The play told the story of a robin who sets off on a series of adventures, helped by other birds along the way. Everybody participated really well and it was a great success.

Oaklands School takes its Enterprise Projects very seriously and the nursery is no exception. We were very fortunate to have been given pieces of wood which was very kindly cut out into robin shapes for us. The children spent lots of time painting the birds brown and red using a variety of techniques and then they decorated them with glitter and material. The staff varnished them and they are now being sold to raise funds for the RSPB.

Everyone has been participating in the Daily Mile Challenge, and while we might not be doing a mile every day we have certainly been completing some distances on foot, on bikes, in walkers, buggies and school chairs. Well done the Nursery!

This term there have also been regular visitors including the Clown Doctors, Meg our wonderful music teacher and a new guest, Molly the Therapet dog. Some of the children are just getting used to Molly being around but we hope she will be a regular in the school. We also enjoyed a visit from the M and M Theatre Company who performed the Pantomime ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ for us. It was noisy with lots of music and action and although some of our children were a little over awed by it most of them seemed very excited by it all.

Our trip out this year saw us all on the bus heading into The Winter Wonderland in Princes Street Gardens. The children stopped at lots of stalls in the German market and looked at toys, Christmas decorations and hats. We smelled the scented candles and touched the Christmas trees. It was a bit chilly on the day we went but it was a lovely experience.

November and December have seen us busily working towards our Christmas show. Our part is based on the film Frozen and the children have enjoyed a variety of experiences linked to this theme. We have explored ice, decorated winter trees, listened to the music, watched film clips and tried on costumes.  We are now looking forward to our big performance.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas Holiday and we look forward to hearing all about it when we return in the New Year.

The Nursery Team

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