We can't quite believe that the first half term is over. Where has that time gone?
Your children have all now settled in and we are beginning to see their little personalities shining through. We never take for granted the important role that we are playing in the lives of your children and we are building firm foundations for a bright future. By watching and imitating others, young children learn how to interact socially. They learn acceptable and unacceptable kinds of behaviour. The examples set by adults, older siblings and children are the most powerful influences shaping a child's behaviour and personality.
I just wanted to share an example of that happening today in class.
Bailey gathered the children around him and began to read a book. I asked him what he was doing and he said 'I'm being you, the teacher'. I watched him pretend to be me and it was amazing to see how he used the language I used, he even had my mannerisms and accent! It was a lovely reminder of how much of an influence the adults in Early Years are having on the children. What lucky people we are to be in a position to do this.
It always amazes us in Nursery how the children view the world around them. Our children in our Nursery are no exception.
This week we have been reading Farmer Duck, where there is a very lazy farmer who gets the duck to do all the work on the farm. I hasten to add that the farmer does not get away with this behaviour for long and all of the animals join forces to throw him out of bed. The children have been exploring animals that we might find on a farm and they were asked to recreate an animal using paint and some real life pictures. Sabboor created the 'work of the week', with his painting of a brown cow.
Romeo has also been very busy this week and has blasted himself into outer space. He made a super rocket and came to me to tell me that he would be leaving in five minutes to go to space. He promptly came back and told me that it was time for him to go and that I should say goodbye. How lovely it must be to be three years old, where the world is whatever you want it to be and the possibilities are endless.
Another lovely week for the adults and the children.
This week in Nursery we have been talking about God and how he loves us and knows all of our names. It's been amazing to see how deeply the children have thought about this and we have had some lovely discussions in class.
Friday is baking day in Nursery and today the children have made cornflake cakes. During our celebration gathering this afternoon we read the story of The Lost Sheep and related this to what we have been learning during the week.
The cakes were enjoyed during a beautiful animation of the parable.
Again, thank you for sharing your lovely children with us.
Have a wonderful weekend.