It’s full steam ahead at St Helen’s this week, Christmas has arrived. Lots has been happening in preparation for Christmas, sadly this year we can’t hold our usual Christmas open morning due to covid restrictions, even though this is disappointing for everyone, rest assured we will be sending home lots of Christmas magic – and glitter, and more glitter!!
The children are loving having a little dance to classic Christmas music and experimenting with the jingle bells and other instruments while we sing our Christmas songs.
This week the tuff trays were set up as a Christmas scene using happy land. We added flour for mark making and later playdough.
As part of the costessey cares campaign, we’ve created some sparkly stars for the children to put up at home (these will be sent out during the last week due to COVID regulations). You can see our big stars in the windows of our rooms. If anyone is struggling or worried about anything over these difficult times, speak to a member of staff, we can help you.
Something very interesting happened in the garden this week. As the weather was extremely cold, the cobwebs had completely frozen. The children were amazed (as were we) at the frozen garden. We went searching for icicles and listened to the crunch as we stood on the icy grass. We talked a little about seasons and weather.
There was a magical wizard in the preschool this week and he put a spell on the elf to make him grow REALLY big!! The big elf brought along a post box for us to post our letters to Santa and once we had posted them we heard faint jingle bells, the children ran to the window looking for Santa… we didn’t manage to catch him but he did take the post box away with all our letters. Keep an eye out at home incase Santa sends a reply….
Thankyou for taking part in the Christmas jumper day on Friday. We will have a final total of how much we raised next week.