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Nursery learning – the week before Christmas!

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

But in Holm Nursery the excitment was high

with songs about Santa and lots of mince pies

there was glitter and glitter and glitter again

as the children all created their gingerbread men

So we close the year showing your children having a ball

And wish a huge  Merry Chistmas to one and all!


To begin our final week at nursery for this year we made a Countdown to Christmas chart.  We can talk about how many days we have left at nursery and are learning about counting backwards from 5 to 1.



And as we we still haven’t had any snow we made our own!

The children have been taking over the Nursery and introducing new areas to their play.  Having finished with the Santa Work Shop they developed their own ideas for the last few days of the term.  Somewhere they can let their hair down!


The children have been learning Makaton this term and this has been supported by our Makaton Advent Calendar which we open each day and find a new sign to learn.  Today we used the buzzers to see if we can remember them!

We worked together to draw a BIG Christmas picture.  This was an opportunity for the children to use their imaginations and show us in picture form what their thoughts are about Christmas.




Some of the children came up with the idea of making a walking line between the Turtle and Bear Room, this was to help people to walk rather than run in the corridor.  The children actually planned this full activity themselves,firstly,thinking about how they could make the line.  The answer was of course to cut up pieces of paper and selloptape them along the floor.Although no line would be complete without a bit of colour and a sign.



Finally, from all staff at the nursery we would like to thank you for all of the lovely cards and gifts and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!