What a busy week Nursery have had this week! The children have completed lots of wartime activities, remembering the soldiers that fought during the First and Second World Wars.
The children have spent most of their time with their friends in Year 3 (Nursery’s buddy class). Together the children have learnt two remembrance songs – ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’, baked a typical wartime pudding and made decorations to display at the tea-dance.
Both classes were on board, creating lots of beautiful decorations to display around the school hall, ready for the whole school tea-dance. Using lots of different materials, the children made poppies and Union flags.
On Wednesday afternoon, Mr Owen kindly offered to teach the children how to play games from the past. Nursery enjoyed playing marbles, jacks and even watched a game of conkers.
Around making our decorations and playing wartime games, Nursery joined Year 3 to bake a Traditional Bread Pudding! Both classes helped to accurately measure out the ingredients before mixing it all together. Our finished product was placed on the ‘Bake Off’ table ready for our important judges to taste. Our bake was rated on taste, aesthetics, authenticity and originality.
To conclude the ‘Marvellous Middle’ week, children arrived to school in either red, white and blue clothing or war time style clothing. Dressed appropriately, Nursery went to a special assembly where staff and other pupils spoke about the importance of Remembrance Day and family members who had fought in the war. Nursery and Year 3 beautifully performed their partnership song, ‘You Are My Sunshine’, for the rest of school.
Following the special assembly, Nursery celebrated the end of the war by taking part in the whole school tea dance. They shared cakes and flapjacks before having free time to dance along to wartime songs.
Nursery have really enjoyed spending lots of their time completing a variety of activities with year 3!