The Puffins and Sparrows have been having a wonderful Christmas time. We have been busy learning all about the Nativity story, making stables, learning to take away baubles on a Christmas tree, baking and decorating Christmas cakes, writing Christmas cards and lots more!
In the shared area, Santa’s Sitting Room and the Elf Workshop opened where children enjoyed dressing up as an Elf, Reindeer, Fairy, Mother Christmas and of course Father Christmas. It has been a lot of fun watching the children make and wrap the toys in the Elf Workshop and then helping Santa deliver the presents to children who are fast asleep in their beds. Meanwhile, outside, the children have been working together to build a sleigh using Polydron- I think you’ll agree that if Santa ever needs a new sleigh, the Foundation Stage children would get the job of making it!
The Puffins and Sparrows have also enjoyed a virtual Christmas Workshop where we made some special reindeer food together and finished our festive evening with cups of hot chocolate, marshmallows and a Christmas story.
On our final day of the term, we enjoyed watching a Pantomime (thank you PA!) joining in with the singing, dancing and magic. We finished the day with a super party full of games, groovy moves and yummy food.
The Foundation Stage Team wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Christmas Cakes Recipe
(Makes 8 small cakes)
400 g mixed fruit
300g brown sugar
300g self-raising flour
2 tsp mixed spice
2 pinches of salt
Butter to grease tins and greaseproof paper
1. Put mixed fruit into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins.
2. Drain fruit and add margarine, let it melt.
3. Beat the eggs.
4. Add beaten eggs, sugar, flour, mixed spice and salt and mix.
5. Add to greased tins (we use small Heinz baked bean tins!)
6. Put into the oven (gas mark 4 for 30 mins).