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Week Beginning 4 December 2017


  • We are delighted to invite you all to watch our Pre Nursery Christmas Show this week! The show will take place in Stage One, at 9:15 am, on Friday 8 December.  Please make sure you have sent in your child’s clothing for the show. For Tigers, please wear all brown clothes, Badgers wear all green clothes and for Bobcats all red clothes. The children are making their own costumes to wear overtop of these. Please ensure your child arrives at school by 8:45 am at the latest on that Friday.
  • Save the date: Christmas Party Wednesday 13 December and Festive Frock day!


Each teacher will plan learning experiences that link to the readiness and interests that they observe in the children in their class.  While these separate themes operate in each room, the children know they are free to choose to work in another room.  The planning is specific to each classroom, but not confined to that class, so children have many rich opportunities available to them across the three classrooms.  Mandarin teaching will link into each theme, with the Mandarin speaking staff introducing specific language, books and songs.


We have been very busy practising for our Christmas Show on December 8 , and we’re very much looking forward to performing for you all! All of our Christmas singing has sparked a real interest in the culture around Christmas and winter, and this will inform our planned learning experiences at school until the end of term in three weeks. In art we will be collaborating by working on our costumes for the Christmas Show, working together to paint, stick and cut! We will also be studying ice, observing it melt in our sensory troughs and exploring what happens when it changes from solid to liquid, perhaps a lovely time to also make our own ice lollies together! We will continue to practise our singing and expand on our winter vocabulary in both English and Chinese, using words like warm, cold, hat, jacket and boots. This is also a good opportunity to talk about winter illness and keeping ourselves, warm, clean and healthy with good food, warm clothing and plenty of hand-washing to keep the germs away. Christmas crafts will also feature as we encourage the children to try out their mark-making, cutting, painting and gluing skills in different ways.

We are also using these colder days to teach the children self-help skills such as putting on their own warm jackets and hats.


We will talk about winter next week, sing some songs and read some stories about this topic.


winter/dong tian/冬天, cold/leng/冷,jacket/wai tao/外套,snow man/xue ren/ 雪人


Edelweiss/xue rong hua/雪绒花


Winnie in winter/dong tian de wen ni/冬天的温妮

It’s snowing/xia xue  le/下雪了