WEEKLY PARENT INFORMATION CLASS LETTER – NURSERY
- Save the date: Nursery Christmas Show Thursday 7 December 9.30am
- Save the date: Christmas Party Wednesday 13 December and Festive Frock day.
FOXES AND PANTHERS
On Monday, we have a very special visitor from the Love Pet shop. We are lucky enough to have the shop owner come into school with some small pets for us to see. We will learn about the animals, what they eat and drink and how to look after them.
The children have been working so hard this week with making their costumes for the Christmas Variety Performance. We have been practising our songs and dance moves and the children are really excited for you to watch them on Thursday morning.
We will be making Christmas decorations and doing lots of baking next week in preparation for the ‘Morning Tea’ after the Christmas Performance on Thursday. During baking, we will be thinking about weighing and careful measuring of the ingredients.
I’m a Little Snowman - (Fox song)
S-A-N-T-A - (Fox song)
Snowflake - (Panther song)
Kling Klokje Klingelingeling - (Dutch song)
Santa, snowman, snowflake, snow, star, bells, elf, decoration, costume
Edelweiss - (Panther song)
KEY MANDARIN VOCABULARY
During Mandarin this week, the children will be baking some delicious Christmas biscuits and thinking about good hygiene whilst baking.
Bake烹饪(pengren), cut切(qie), stir搅拌(jiao ban), mix混合(hong he), flour面粉(mian feng), sugar糖(tang), butter黄油(niu you), water水(shui), egg蛋(dan), oil油(you), biscuit饼干(bing gan)
MEERKAT AND WOLF CLASS
Our trip to La Rive Des Pains bakery was a fabulous success. The bakery staff were extremely accommodating and supportive. The children have been very interested in participating in baking experiences since. We would like it if you could all join us after the Christmas concert on Thursday to sample some of the delights the children have been preparing. A gentle reminder that when working with young children it is very much the process of the experiences they participate in than the product.
Doing so much cooking has been great in supporting children’s literacy and numeracy skills. We have been looking at recipes and talking about why we need them. The children have been counting out and weighing ingredients. This learning has also continued in the classroom, the children have been estimating, counting and recording numbers in the Wolf classroom. All of the children have been involved in the creative experience of working with an adult to make their costume for the Christmas concert. This involves a lot of mathematical language as we talk about size and measuring and quantities.
All of these wonderful experiences have exposed the children to some exciting new language including sprinkle, spread, sticky, stir, mix, add, lots, not too much, soft, cut, fold. They have also been learning the names if ingredients flour, water, eggs, sugar.
Of course we have also been doing a lot of work learning the songs and actions for our Christmas production. I hope the children have been having fun singing to these to you at home. Many of the children know all of the words to all of the songs but with the little ones there is a strong possibility that on the big day they will be less confident to use their voices than they have been in the rehearsals.
Have a lovely weekend!
Santa, to give/to receive, to and from, Christmas tree, decorations, recipe and words to describe quantity such as full, half and empty, 2 cups, 1 teaspoon, more, less
10 little elves
5 little buns in a baker shop
I’m a little star
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ! 小星星 (xiao xing xing)
一闪一闪亮晶晶 yi shan yi shan liang jing jing
满天都是小星星 man tian dou shi xiao xing xing
挂在天上放光明 gua zai tian shang fang guang ming
好像许多小眼睛 hao xiang xu duo xiao yan jing
一闪一闪亮晶晶yi shan yi shan liang jing jing
满天都是小星星man tian dou shi xiao xing xing
Wat fijn dat de Sint ook dit jaar de kinderen van SDS niet vergeten is! Met gevulde buikjes en blije hartjes bereiden we ons voor op het volgende feest: Kerstmis! We versieren de kerstboom in de klas en lezen samen `Het Kindje in de Stal`, een kerstverhaal naar Liesbeth Slegers.
Tijdens het Nursery Christmas Concert brengen de kinderen van de Nederlandse les het kerstliedje `Kling Klokje Klingeling`. U wordt van harte uitgenodigd om uit volle borst mee te zingen!
de stal, de herder, de ster , de engel, het stro