Rabbits and Foxes News November 2016
We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Annabel and Edith – however we wish them the very best of luck in their new adventures.
This month has been all about Christmas for the Ground Floor! We have been practising for our Nativity which will be on the 15 December. The Rabbits have done a brilliant job of learning their lines, as well as their songs. We have been learning Away In A Manger, Little Donkey, Silent Night and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. We have been doing this by listening to music on the iPad and with Lizzie who plays the piano. We have been working very hard to make our props and costumes – they look amazing!
As well as our Nativity we have been learning a bit more about the Christmas Story. We have watched videos about the first Christmas and we looked at an animated sequence of the story before then choosing our favourite parts. The children have also been very busy making some Christmas gifts for our family members to take home later on in the month!
The Foxes have been learning a little bit about the weather by discussing what it is like every day outside and how it differs from the day before. The children have also practiced their sorting and fine motor skills by using the sorting bears, leg boards and some of our other ‘junk’ materials.
We have also finishing our Forest Schools block at Blackford Pond. The Rabbits have really enjoyed getting really muddy and developing their gross motor skills through many different activities including den building and muddy hill climbing! We also learned about different bugs, birds and how to tie knots!