Harburn children are back to nursery after a well earned half term break. We hope you all had a wonderful long weekend together.
We thought that you would like an update of what we have been upto in Harburn – and I am sure you will have guessed from the title, we have been enjoying the topic of pirates.
The children seemed to have enjoyed the topic which has been full of interesting and fun activities – from arts and crafts to singing and even PE.
As you will see from the lovely pictures, we made treasure chests which have ‘real’ jewellery in them and the children had the opportunity for a sensory experience in making these with the different jewels. We made a desert island for our wall display which all of them did their bit in making it out of sand and glue.
We used our hands a lot in this topic and for a lot of the time, they were in paint!! Our lovely pirate ships are made from our own hand prints with the waves painted with sponges – some seas a bit rougher than others……. Also our beautiful parrots with their handprint feathers look very effective.
Our Pirate assembly with all our friends from nursery was great fun – we got to dress up as pirates, go on a treasure hunt around the school, dig for hidden treasure in the sand, walk the plank, eat some ‘pirate treasure’ and sing pirate songs.
We loved our pirate ship we had in the classroom and we liked to climb in and out of it every day sometimes dressed up or with an eye patch on!
The children listened well to our pirate story books and liked the language used which brought lots of laughter and some imitating from them.
We survived being taken over by the pirates and they are welcome in Harburn any time!
Last week we had an opportunity to emerge ourselves in a special celebration – Chinese New Year.
At assembly we listened to chinese music, tried some chinese food, made a card and a lantern. In Harburn we celebrated the year of the sheep ‘ram’ by making lovely sponge painted sheep pictures and fans to decorate the room – it was looking spectacular.
We also tried some rice, prawn crackers and spring rolls for snack and we have to give a special mention to Lesley for singing a fabulous chinese new year song.
We have had a busy but very enjoyable start to the year, and we are all looking forward to our new topics over the next few weeks.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fairtrade cafe and/or the red nose day cafe.