The children are going to be shopkeepers over the next couple of weeks. We shall be selling some Valentine hearts and also some home baking. Each child will get a turn at taking money and wrapping purchases. We shall be making signs and writing price tickets for our shop which will be ready to begin trading on Tuesday!
All money raised will go to nursery funds.
This week’s Rhyme of the Week is Wee Willie Winkie – The Scots version! We shall be enjoying some haggis, neeps and tatties this week, for our Burns’ Supper!
Wee Willie Winkie rins thru’ the toun,
Upstairs and doon stairs in his nicht goun.
Tirlin’ at the window, crying at the lock,
“Are a’ the bairnies in their bed? It’s past eight o’ clock.”
On Monday we shall be celebrating Burns’ Night and having a Burns’ Supper for snack! Haggis, neeps and tatties! We shall also be making some oatcakes during the week, dancing to Scottish music and learning about where Scotland is in the world!
If your child has any tartan clothing, perhaps they could wear it to nursery next week. (We also have lots of tartan dressing up clothes at nursery if you don’t have anything.)
We have been reading the story of the Gingerbread Man. The Morning Group made some gingerbread men for everyone. We have been retelling the story using our puppets. Some of us put on puppet shows for the class. Have a look in your child’s learning story to see if there is a QR code to link to video of your child’s show. Here are a few photos of some of the shows!
This week we shall be singing ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ and learning the actions. Here are the words.
Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock (tick, tock, tick, tock).
The clock struck two
The mouse went “boo!”
The clock struck three
The mouse went “weeee!”
The clock struck four
The mouse said, “no more!”
We shall be trying to get the nursery ‘babies’ to sleep this week, by singing a lullaby.
Rock-a-bye baby, in the tree top,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.
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We hope you all had a relaxing Christmas break, and that Santa was kind to you all. We look forward to hearing all about what the children did over the holidays.
We shall begin the term by learning the rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle.’
Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.