In religion we talked about the importance of the Easter story. We learnt that Jesus died on the cross on Good Friday and gave his life for the good of everyone, so that others could be forgiven for the things they do wrong.
During the past few weeks in Nursery we have been learning all about farm animals. We matched the animals with their baby and learnt their names. We had lots of fun drawing, painting and making farm animals out of recycling materials. On Friday we visited Mudchute City farm where we had an amazing time. We saw llamas, sheep, lambs, pigs, piglets, chickens and ducks. We observed where the animals live and how they interact with natural environment. We fed the animals special food that the farmer gave us and we learnt that we shouldn’t give them our food because it will make them sick.
On Thursday we learnt how to use a knife to spread butter on bread; we then used this to help us make sandwiches. We discussed how we can showcase these skills at home and help make our sandwiches to take on our trip to the farm.
We also have been practising our fine motor skills. We peeled satsumas oranges, used the pincer grip to peg large pegs onto the peg board, cut pictures using scissors and used the small hole punchers to make holes in paper.
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In school, we have been developing our ball skills. We have practised throwing and catching a ball, throwing bean bags into containers placed on different levels and we used tennis bats and balls. At home, can you practise throwing and catching a ball with your family?
In Nursery this week we read the Christmas story. After reading the story, we used story props to retell it and dressed up as the characters. Father Alex invited us to visit English Martyrs church. We saw the nativity scene and told Father what we remembered about the Christmas story.
“Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem.” (Alexis)
“They knocked on the door but there was no room.” (Luca)
“Jesus was born in the stable on Christmas Day.” (Axelle)
On Thursday 9th December Year 6 had a Victorian day and invited the nursery children to come and visit. The children really enjoyed seeing the Year 6 dressed up in Victorian clothes. They listened attentively to the Year 6 teacher who was also dressed up and in role. It was definitely an experience to remember.