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Kindergarten busy preparing for Christmas

Posted: 10th December 2014 | Category: Kindergarten

We begin our Christmas celebrations very early here at Skippers; firstly because we have to fit in so many events before term ends, and secondly because glitter and fairy lights are such fun!

Looking around the classroom, I can see a Christmas tree made from dozens of green handprints;every child in Kindergarten contributed so the tree is a true joint effort. Hanging from our bunting is a host of paper doily angels covered in glitter, and snippy snowflakes made from CDs and (yes, you’ve guessed it) glitter. Having repeatedly walked into these, Sue and I depart the room with a sparkly head every day!  We also had great fun weighing and mixing while baking our miniature Christmas cakes, which were our ‘makes’ for the Christmas Fayre.

Apparently few schools perform a traditional Nativity these days, but we try to make the Christmas season meaningful for our little ones through role play, storytelling and discussion. Once the children know the basics of the Christmas story, we ask them to tell the story back to us in their own words, and we record their own unique version of events. This is the story which we used as the basis of our Nativity, performed to parents and friends last Tuesday. Did you know that it is 26 miles to Bethlehem, or that there was no duvet in the stable? For more special details, please read the ‘ Story of the first Christmas’, by Skippers Hill Early Years, which is attached/appears below.

A big thank you to all our parents, but especially our form reps, who give up time to enrich the experiences of all your children.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Loraine Pincott and Sue Reis

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