The Queens platinum jubilee
We have had the best few days celebrating the Queens jubilee and 70 amazing years on the throne. She has made history by looking after our country for 70 years and she is still going. She took over from her father and no one thought she would be a successful queen. Look at her now, she has proved them all wrong and done a brilliant job. We celebrated by making lots of Union Jack bunting. We also made crowns and flags and decorated biscuits. They children loved getting involved and talking about who the Queen is and what a monarch is.
Look how amazing they look in their crowns!
We’ve had a brilliant day learning all about France and making lots of French delicacies. We came dressed in red, white and blue, the colours of the French flag. We also made French flags and learnt how to say hello, “Bonjour.” We loved the cafe and making the pain au chocolate. We used puff pasty and put chocolate in the middle. We then baked them and ate them at the cafe. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came and saw what we had been up to.
World Book Day!
We have had a fab day celebrating 25 years of world book day. All of us came dressed up as different characters from our favourite story. All of the teachers dressed up as a character from the Little Miss or Mr Men books. Mrs Gray came dressed as Little Miss Busy.
We had lots of characters in Nursery from a forest fairy to Rapunzel to the wicked witch from Hansel and Gretal. It was so much fun. We had lots of characters dotted around the classroom to paint or draw and create.
As we did our day of the week song this morning, Laura said “It is Pancake Tuesday”
We talked about what we’d need to make pancakes and what different toppings we all like. Jack said he didn’t like syrup, “it’s too sweet”
lots of children said chocolate spread was their favourite.
Before making them we read the book, ‘Mr Wolf’s pancakes’ Which the children really enjoyed.
Mrs Caradcie did a great job at being chef in charge of pancake making and even managed to flip a couple in the pan. We all enjoyed eating the pancakes.
We practised pancake flipping outside, sometimes we managed to catch it in our pan but lots of times they fell on the ground but we just picked it up and tried again.
Today some children came to school knowing that it was a special day. “It’s Mother’s Day” said Evelyn . We talked about it being Valentine’s Day and what it was about. Betsy said “my daddy got me some flowers and chocolates. Mummy got some too, with a light”.
We talked about the people we loved and then decided it would be nice to make a card to take home.
We also loved printing with love hearts, we made some fabulous patterns.
We had a great day ‘expressing ourselves’ today. We came dressed in anything we liked including a postman, Elsa and spider woman. We loved seeing what we all dressed as.
We came into school dressed with numbers on our clothes. We brought £1 in to raise money for the NSPCC. We were also so lucky and we got to watch a maths magician in our classroom. He taught us all about shapes using balloons. He then made a caterpillar and got us to count his legs. It was so much fun and we all sat brilliantly.
Children in Need
Today we all came into school wearing something with Pudsey the bear on. We brought in a £1 donation to raise money for children who need it. We coloured in Pudsey bear pictures and enjoyed reading the Pudsey bear story.
We learnt about Rememberance day today and why we wear poppies. The children loved playing in the different provisions, especially the soldiers and the poppy glitter.
Pumpkin Carve off!
Look at the fabulous pumpkins that some of our nursery children have been busy doing with their families!
Attendance Award Day-Pyjama Day
Today we had pyjama day where we dressed in pyjamas to celebrate achieving our attendance target! We all looked brilliant in our slippers and dressing gowns. We then had a treat of hot chocolate with marshmallows. It was lots of fun!
Mental Health Awareness Day
Monday 11th October 2021 - We are asking children to wear yellow to raise awareness of this important cause.
Supporting our children when they are not quite feeling right or have a worry is something we see as one of the most important things in nursery. The ability to 'bounce back' and being able to support themselves at difficult times, is a skill which will be essential throughout their lives, this is why we must do everything we can to help with this.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Day (Yellow and Gold)
Every year we celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Day as it is a charity very close to our hearts at Westwood. We all came dressed in gold or yellow and looked amazing. We also brought in £1 and this money will be going to the charity.
Have a look at the photos of us all!
Roald Dahl Day
Today we celebrated Roald Dahl Day where we dressed up in fancy dress and did some Roald Dahl activities. We loved seeing what everyone was wearing and had a great day.