Christmas is very definitely coming at the nursery! Our Christmas tree display (created from the children’s hand and footprints) is up on the wall and looking very festive indeed, and we continued to practise our Christmas songs. Some of the children even felt confident enough to sing a song on their own in front of the whole class (and a few decided to change some of the words for comic effect!). Some of our activities were Christmas-themed too - we worked on our motor skills by making candy cane decorations out of pipe cleaners and had sensory fun playing with a Christmas tree and water beads.
It wasn’t all festive fun, however. We had a maths focus this week, so the children were very busy using their mathematical skills on a variety of measuring, counting and estimating games. If you want to help your child develop their maths skills at home, this article has some great ideas for games you can play together.