As you enter the Early Years, I hope you all noticed our wonderful Christmas trees and decorations. At the beginning of the week, all the staff were busy decorating the Early Learning Centres and their classrooms. The children were really excited when they came into school. The teachers encouraged all the children to take part in decorating the Christmas trees around the building.
Did you know that Christmas trees originated in Germany in the 16th century and that when Queen Victoria's German husband, Prince Albert, put up a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in 1848, the Christmas tree became a tradition throughout England, the United States, and Canada.
If you don’t have a Christmas tree at home here is a website for you to decorate an online tree…
Everyone has been talking about the kind of things that we may see during Christmas time. They all learnt words such as baubles, tinsel, stockings, wreath, sleigh, reindeer, snowman and Father Christmas or Santa as he is now known in America. The teachers also played Christmas songs with the children and even the F1 children used instruments to join in with the beat of the music.
All the children have helped to make sparkly stars for the backdrop of our Christmas Performance. In F3, they have been making Christmas trees in lots of creative ways as well as Christmas Snowmen cards. They have had sensory trays with pretend snow and small world toys to explore and role-play with. The F2 children have a Santa workshop and a sleigh with reindeer dressing up clothes. In F1, they have been learning all about Santa and the presents that he leaves for children in stockings.
Please don’t forget to send in your child’s clothes for the Christmas performance. We look forward to seeing you all at 9:00 am on Wednesday 12th December.
Miss Julie Walton
Head of Early Years