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Kindergarten Blog - 7th December 2012

Posted: 7th December 2012 | Category: Kindergarten

It was the night before Christmas and nobody stirred in the Jungle not even a mouse …Jungle? …Christmas? Yes, it all sounds a bit mixed up, but Christmas in the Jungle was exactly what Kindergarten and Reception performed to the parents. There were tigers, zebras and lots of bouncing monkeys, not to mention the angels and the shepherds, who had got terribly lost on their way to find the New Born King.  As always, the star led the way and eventually everyone found Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus. So much fun was had by all and the singing was absolutely fantastic. There was not a dry eye in the house when the children danced and sung their last song, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’.

Tim Lewis commented on the enormous confidence of the children. I was very proud of them all and the beauty of the show was that the theme and the story had come from the children themselves. The costumes were just breath taking (please see the photos, below) and even the teachers dressed up.  I am seeing the benefits of wearing a onesie. They are so comfortable!

Christmas is nearly upon us and I always love this time of year.  I also relish being part of Skippers at Christmas. The performances put on by all the children in the school have just been magical and the children, although excited about Christmas, have been taught here that Christmas is very much a time to be grateful for what we all have –it is not just presents and parties! The heart of Christmas lies with the story of Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus and the children are very much aware of this.

My classroom looks as though I have had a glitter party. It has been non-stop craft activities, including cake and biscuit decorating. We finished this term with a Christmas Party for all the children who attend Messy Mondays.  There was musical bumps, Christmas decorations and even more glitter.

So much has happened this term.  Bella has become a big sister to Lyra, Ariella has joined Kindergarten (and was a great monkey in the show). We have been pirates, princesses and outdoor adventurers all whilst embracing our learning. Sue and I have loved every minute of it and so have the children and the wonderful thing is next term we can do it all again!

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Molly Mills

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