On Angel Wings

IMG_9332[1]The children in nursery have created an advent calendar.

Each day a star is removed from the sky above the shepherds and replaced with an angel. As the amount of angels in the sky grows, the children know that time is passing and we are getting closer to Christmas.



Our eye-popping pot!

As part of our poppy project the children in foundation stage have designed and created a memorial pot.

As the children embellished the pot with glass beads they reflected on their ideas about poppies.

“Red is the colour of love . . . because we love the soldiers.”

“It important! People have to wear poppies ’cause people died.”

“They protect us.”

We discussed how poppies make us feel both happy and sad and that the poppy is a symbol of pride.



Exploring stories with our parents in nursery

Everyone had a fantastic time in nursery today. The children applied their knowledge of Hansel and Gretel to their play.

Here are some of the comments our parents made:

“My child is doing so well. She is enjoying nursery and looks forward to coming every day. I like the variety of play as it has improved her learning and vocabulary so much.”

“Stories in nursery are a great resource for helping children to learn about language. Today was lovely.”

“We made puppets and it was brilliant watching my child interact with the other children.”


Blood swept lands and seas of red

The children have taken inspiration from learning about the art project undertaken by Paul Cummins – a ceramic artist. He  

 was the artist that memorably filled the moat of the Tower of London with poppies. The children looked at and touched one of the ceramic poppies from the moat and undertook to create their own “sea of red”

We have just begun work on making the unglazed clay poppies. Please return to the blog next week to see how the project progresses ….