Lunar New Year

Friday 09 February 2024

We had a great final week of half term; children loved reading a book about  the Lunar New Year and we watched some short video clips to find out how people prepare for the festival and celebrate with their families.

To join in with the celebrations, we painted ‘good luck’ banners in the creative area and we danced and played instruments to a Chinese dragon song.

We enjoyed decorating a lunar lantern with some patterns that we’re learning (circles, zig-zags, waves and  lines) to help improve our pencil control.

In group time, children in red, blue and green group learnt about the number 2.  We looked at a domino that had one spot on one end, and one spot on the other. When we looked at the spots together, there were two. Children knew that they had 2 eyes, 2 ears and 2 feet. We jumped twice and counted two claps.

Help at home: Have a look around your house and surroundings – What can you find two of?  You might see two wheels on your bike or 2 eggs left in the box. Can you spot any number twos on doors or number plates?    Send us an e-mail to let us know how you get on – you could send a photograph to show us what you find. 

Learning after half term: 

We’ll be reading Jack and the Beanstalk and beginning our ‘growing’ theme.  If you have a copy of the book at home, please read it together to help familiarise your child with the story.  We’ll be looking for signs of spring in the garden, too. When you’re out and about over half term, see what ‘signs of spring’ you notice – it could be flowers beginning to grow or birds singing.

Nursery rhyme of the week – Baa Baa Black Sheep

Sound of the week – ‘e’ for elephant

Have a happy and healthy half term and we look forward to finding out about your holidays when we return to Nursery on Monday 19 February.