Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Our Superstars!


Merry Christmas to everyone from our little superstars.

And of course our other little star who practised so hard for our song and dance but had somewhere else she had to be on the big day, we missed you Valeria!
I can't tell you just how proud I am of our littlest stars in the Christmas Show and weren't they so brave up there on that stage?
Of course we had been so busy in class too....
Making our melted snowman biscuits


Pre - show photo shoot

And we ended the year with a visit form Santa Claus who brought everyone a gift. the children couldn't wait to get back to class to rip those bags open!

Important reminders:
School re-opens on Monday 8th January.
I will not be in school for the first few days as I have some personal business I need to attend to but Miss Julia and Miss Maria will be there to welcome you all back to school.

I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas and continue with the festivities for Los Reyes.
 Happy New Year when it comes and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2018!

Miss Jackie


Friday, 1 December 2017

Colour Mixing

This week the children have been busy finding out what happens when we mix two colours together. They have been painting their hands in each colour then rubbing them together to see what colour it changes to. Lots of fun and they may have been coming home with hands in a different shade!
It is very important to use our fine finger and gross motor skills in readiness for writing and holding their pencil correctly so we try to incorporate this into our normal maths and literacy activities. This makes learning more fun for the children and helps to keep them engaged.

Blue and yellow makes green

Using our fine motor skills to use the droppers to mix the coloured water

And our gross motor to paint large circle and lines on the patio walls with paint brushes and water.

And using the laptops to reinforce our shape recognition.

Buddy our 'Elf on the Shelf' arrived today by special delivery all the way from Santa in the North Pole.The children are very excited to meet him. He will be checking on their good behaviour and work in class to report back to Santa each well as getting up to some tricks of his own for the children to discover each morning when they come to class.

Next week we will be starting all our Christmas activities with lots of glitter and sparkle! We have located our Christmas tree but the decorations are still missing in action so the children will be decorating the tree in earnest on Monday. We will welcome any spare decorations you may have at home to make our tree extra special this year.

Thank you all for bringing your children's costumes in so promptly, we now have the silver paint etc so will be prepared well in advance of the big day.

Have a great weekend,
Miss Jackie