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Recently, the children had the opportunity to learn about and celebrate Diwali. The children were able to choose from different experiences throughout the nursery. 

The children in the Orchard room got to create their own fireworks in the shaving foam and there was lots of discussion . 

“Oh look red, that is my favourite colour.”

“ I like how the colour is splashed all over.”

  “I love fireworks.”

In the Orchard room the children also go to try and make Chapatis. The children did very well following the recipe and listening to what we needed to do. The children were very patient in waiting for their turn.

“We need to pour until it says 100.”

“ I love baking.”

“These taste good ….. I love them.”

The children in the Willow room, participated in a variety of Diwali experiences as they learned about The Festival Of  Light. They listened to the story of Rama and Sita with great interest. The children were keen to ask and answer questions about the story. We discussed ways that we can be kind to each other and how our behaviour can affect others. The children were given time to discuss and share their own experiences.

“I can be kind by helping to tidy the playroom.”

“I can share with my friends.”

Some of the children designed Divas made from clay. The children demonstrated good concentration and followed the instructions well. 

They also had the opportunity to design Rangoli Patterns. 

“Wow look what I made!”

“ Can I take this home to show my mummy.”

Happy Diwali

We have been exploring the festival of Diwali.

Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

The children have been busy creating ‘Rangoli’ pictures, making lanterns and reading books about the festival and why it is celebrated!

“These Patterns are nice, I’m going to make one” CW

“I can copy this one I think. Actually no,  I will do it myself” LW

“Pattern” FM

“My pattern has loads of colours just like the book”. AK

“We are making rangoli pictures and cutting them out” AB

“I like the one in the book with the glitter, that’s what I want to make” LM


Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim families. We have been learning about Ramadan and Eid festivities and shared a story Aleena brought into nursery. Some of our children told us about how they celebrated Eid last Wednesday with their families.

“I went to the Mosque and I got presents. I got a microphone.” Ayla.

“It wasn’t a good Eid because it was raining. We had to watch for puddles when we were getting our photos taken.” Zara.

“I got my hands painted with Mendhi”. Zainab.

“So did I.” Azan.

Chinese New Year

We have enjoyed some Chinese food for snack this week as part of our celebrations for the Chinese New Year.

“I don’t like the noodles but I like the rice.” Naomi.

“It’s good and yummy.” Marnie.

“I don’t like the stir fry. My daddy likes stir fry.” Euan.

“Lovely. I want some more. It’s delicious. I don’t like the corn.” Matthew.

Christmas in Glenwood

We have been learning about the first Christmas and hear the Christian story of the birth of Baby Jesus. We have decorated the Christmas trees and we are learning the songs for our Nativity play. We changed our house corner into Santa’s workshop! We even made a Christmas wreath during our Woodland Adventures!

Decorating the Christmas tree
Our Christmas wreath