Brrrrr – Week Beginning 4th December 2017…

Let’s go ice skating…

A frosty, wintry scene over at the small world ice rink captivated the Gibbons to go and role play the different figures getting up to all sorts at the frozen water. Swirling and twirling around on the rink to the Christmas songs that have been playing in the room. From one Christmassy activity to the next –  the Gibbons have been decorating Gingerbread houses with real sweets, crushed candy canes and dyed rice. No eating – that’ll be up to you when you get them home! This week’s book of the week was ‘Peppa Pigs Snow Day’ and the Gibbons got very excited seeing their favourite pig off on her snowy adventure. There was a delicious Christmas smell coming from the Gibbon room and it was their Christmas colour and smelly sensory tray. With cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg surrounding the room with Wintry seasons smells, the Gibbons felt the different spices and ingredients and enjoyed the various sensory objects.

Snowman Slam…

it was strikes all round for the Baboons when they played ‘Snowman Slam’ this week. They made  little white cups into mini snowman which they used as skittles and played a fun game of bowling and knocking over and slamming those poor little snowmen down! Getting into the Christmas theme themselves, the Baboons made their own version of ‘fairy lights’ by doing fingerprint painting with a dazzle of colours. They have been decorating their walls with their funky fairy lights and decorating their tree with their own designed tree decorations. These decorations were filled lots of festive colours and next week you should see the rooms transformed into fun festive  environments. Learning to try new things, the Baboons have been carrying out some fruit tasting this week and trying out a vast array. From lemons and limes to lychees and peaches, the Baboons surprised themselves and realised they liked most of them. Finishing off the week with exciting parachute games, the Baboons danced to Christmas songs whilst twirling and running under the parachute. Playing different games and singing songs the Baboons had a very merry week!

Stockings, presents, ball balls and all things Christmas…

The Gorilla children got Christmassy this week using their describing words to speak about the different Christmas trees and decorations they have seen around. The Gorillas used this to inspire their own creativity for their decorating of baubles, stockings and presents to go on the Gorilla Christmas themed display board. They also made hats for their Christmas party next week. Up at our Nature kids Project, your children have been collecting sticks to form their own special Christmas stick tree. Using different lengths and widths, the Gorillas helped the adults the construct a masterpiece measuring and placing them in length order. In the dance room, the children have been dancing to Christmas songs and acting out the lyrics. The Gorillas have learnt the words to ‘Jingle Bells’ AND ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ and have been even been practicing in the garden whilst building snowmen made from sand. Although its been a cold week, the Gorillas have had a fantastic frosty week.

All of the children have been really enjoying singing their song which they will be performing to you guys on the stage at the mulled wine evening. Please find out your child’s song from your team and sing it with them so they are as confident as possible on the day.