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A Wonderful Christmas Time

The Puffins and Sparrows are having a wonderful Christmas time. We started our topic by looking at different versions of the Nativity story, making stables and learning to put numbers in order. The children have also been learning to write Christmas cards, be a good audience for the KS1 play, make Christmas cakes and lots more!

In the Shared Area, Santa’s Sitting Room and the Elf Workshop has opened.  The children have had the opportunity to take on the role of an elf, Rudolph or even Santa himself. It has been a lot of fun watching the children make and wrap the toys in the Elf Workshop and then help Santa deliver the presents to children (in our amazing hand built sleighs!) who are fast asleep in their beds.

One highlight from our topic has been our Christmas Workshop where the children invited a grown up into school. The children and adults took part in a circus of creative activities and ended the morning with a very special performance of some Christmas songs and a snowflake dance. We were so proud of how the children performed!

The Foundation Stage Team wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


The Puffins and Sparrows have been baking some very yummy Christmas cakes at school. For all of you keen bakers out there, please find our recipe below! 🙂 

Christmas Cakes Recipe

(Makes 8 small cakes)


400 g mixed fruit

4 eggs

300g brown sugar

300g self-raising flour

200g margarine

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 25 mins on the middle shelf, then 10 mins on the bottom shelf).