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Welcome to Autumn 2 in Nursery

Learning Challenge

What makes a celebration?

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Tree House

We love our new tree house. We have enjoyed climbing the climbing wall. Playing hide and seek in the house. Digging in the covered area and climbing the stairs. We feel so high up at the top, it's like we're in the sky!


Remembrance poppies

Click on the picture above to watch a video from CBeebies about Remembrance. Poppies' is a BBC Children’s remembrance animation. The animation sees The Great War experienced by the animal inhabitants of a WW1 battlefield.

We printed and painted our own poppy field pictures in response to the CBeebies remembrance video. We explored the poppy colours black and red in a tray.

Planting bulbs

We went to the eco area and stretched our noticing muscle to see what we could see. We found flowers, trees, plants, birds, logs, leaves and minibeasts. We weeded our patch of garden ans planted some bulbs. We are really looking forward to seeing what grows!

"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy." (Psalm 96: 11-12)


On Friday 4th December we had a wonderful afternoon in the snow. We made snowballs and threw them at targets. We used out hands and sticks to made patterns in the snow. We made mini snowmen and mountains in the snow. It was very exciting!

"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. ” (Psalm 119:105)


We printed firework pictures with paint using brushes, rollers and sponges. We used colourful objects to make fireworks in the dough. We threaded pipe cleaners into a colander to make a firework explosion! We pretended to make hot drinks outside, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Perfect in this colder weather!


We listened to the story of Rama and Sita then used puppets to act it out ourselves. We watched some clips and read books to find out how Hindus celebrate Diwali. We made and decorated our own diya lamps from salt dough. We used bright primary colours to paint rangoli patterns and used chalks to draw them on the floor outside. We used 2D shapes to make our own patterns.

“You cannot celebrate the festival of light before combating the darkness within”
― Kapil Raj

Birthday celebrations

We have been reading Happy Birthday Maisy! We have been thinking about how birthdays are celebrated. We counted pegs and play dough candles to match to the numbered birthday cakes. We mixed ingredients together in a tray to make own own birthday cakes. We stirred, tipped, filled and emptied scoops, plates, bowls and spoons.


Advent is an important part of the Christian calendar. It means 'coming' and it's the period before Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. It is all about preparing for Christmas Day.

Christmas celebrates Jesus' birth so the Advent period reminds Christians to remember and prepare for those celebrations.

We have been decorating our Christmas tree and making our own Christmas decorations. 

Children have also been making angels at home to put on the school Christmas tree in the hall.

"While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2: 6-7)

Christmas Party

We had lots of fun at our Christmas party. We had party food, games, dancing and a visit from Santa.