We had a fabulous Christmas Party on Wednesday shared with parents. It was a magical morning spent with Santa who arrived in a Fire Engine because there was nowhere to land his sleigh!
Big thanks to the Sumburgh Local Authority Fire Brigade for rescuing Santa from a field and bring him to our party and big thanks to Santa for travelling so far to come and visit us. The bairns thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Santa and finding out all about his reindeers and elves.
We loved playing all the party games……
….but the highlight was definitely our Gingerbread House building competition! Great to have so many parents and family involved and who better to judge the winner for best Gingerbread House, than SANTA himself!
Just look at the amazing creations that were made by everyone…all the bairns did a fab job and good to see some healthy competitiveness from the parents!
Hoooray to Santa’s winners…Sophie, Bronagh, Isla, Callum and Willum!
Snack time to recharge our energy…
Thank you for coming everyone and making it a special day for all.
Wir bairns were absolute stars at their Christmas Concert! What an amazing achievement to stand on stage and perform in front of such a big audience.
The bairns chose their own words to the tune of “Ten Little Elves”, to create their own version of a Christmas song. They thoroughly enjoyed the process and the confidence gained from having ownership of their own song, was clear to be seen from the amazing participation, singing and happy faces with which they performed ….and of course the fact that they are all still singing it a week later!
We are all so proud of every one of them. Here’s a snap shot of their performances…..
It’s fair to say the Christmas frenzy has hit us! What an exciting and busy time we’ve had.
For our advent calendar this year, we really wanted to emphasize the value of quality time together, rather than just “things”. So we filled our advent calendar with activity and challenges tailored to each individual bairn’s interests. Each bairn has a special activity to do and the opportunity to share it with their friends if the wish. Quality one to one time and time with friends can often be overlooked at such busy times and we’ve all really enjoyed our advent times together so far.
Here’s a sneaky peek at what they’ve been up to…….
It’s great to be busy, work together, problem solve and let friendships develop, all at play.
we have enjoyed making pizza for snack, lots of building and measuring and being creative. The bairns really enjoyed themselves and transferred they play outside, using larger loose parts to build than the marble run and making pizza and soup in the mud kitchen.
Mrs Colvin “Oooh this tastes like delicious chicken soup.” “No Mrs Colvin, it’s MUD soup!” 😂
The bairns made a games hiding balls in pipes and wondered how to get them out, how many would come out, which end would they come out and so on. Lots of great counting, estimating and problem solving as well as great co-operation working together.
There’s a bit of a Frozen frenzy happening in Nursery too with the upcoming new Frozen 2! Our bairns are turning their den into a Frozen palace, enjoying the princess dresses and songs.
our creative area has been popular making Frozen props and decorations with a focus on using squares as our shape of the week.
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