17. January 2020
This week we continued our Chinese New Year theme and shared two stories. A legend of how the first Chinese New Year celebrations began and the second story explained how the Chinese zodiac is name after twelve animals. The children had the opportunity to create a collage of a Chinese town with lanterns. They have also started to make a poster to show the year they were born and their Chinese zodiac animal. We learnt a new song to celebrate Chinese New Year and played drums and cymbals. We...
10. January 2020
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful break and lots of time to visit friends and family. We have had a lovely start to the new year. In Morning Circle, we played games thinking about the names of different shapes. We introduced our new theme, ‘Chinese New Year’ and started by finding China on a map and talking about some of the things China is famous for. Our number for the month is number 5. We practiced counting to 5 and sang ‘5 Little Ducks’. We also looked at a pentagon...
20. December 2019
This week we had lots of fun celebrating during our Christmas Party. It was lovely to have so many families join us and bring such delicious treats for our buffet. The children were proud to share their songs and everyone enjoyed playing the different games. In morning circle, we practiced counting to 4 again and found the numbers that add together to make 4. We also learn the letter ‘M’. Please remember to take all your child’s clothes from the cloakroom and empty your child’s box...
13. December 2019
This week we continued to think about Christmas. In morning circle we shared some more of the Christmas story. The children also made a Christmas gift for their family. We also started to make a song book for our Christmas party. We looked at the number 4 this week and practiced counting and reading the number. On Tuesday we had a super visit to the forest, where we worked in great teams carrying enormous branches and building dens. Our baking afternoon on Thursday was lots of fun. The children...
06. December 2019
This week we talked about how making other children and people happy made St. Nikolaus very happy. We thought about the things we can do everyday to make other people happy and wrote a letter to St. Nikolaus sharing all the things we are going to try and do to make people happy. On Friday, St. Nikolaus came to visit us in Kindergarten and the children had a very exciting morning as they discovered the treats hidden in their slippers. We have started to think about our Christmas Party and are...
29. November 2019
A warm welcome to Leia, who joined Bubbles this week. Thank you to all the children for being as kind and friendly as ever and helping her to make new friends. All the children had the opportunity to make a star this week. They carefully threaded beads onto a wire and showed some super concentration and fine motor skills. We have displayed the stars in the cloakroom for you all to see. This week we practiced counting and focused on the number 3. The children found and ordered the number in a...
22. November 2019
We have had a very busy fortnight. The children had a wonderful time during our visit to Mensch und Natur museum. They were very excited to see all the animals, including a bat, and thought the crystals were amazing. The children were very proud to deliver their Christmas boxes to the local school, and hope the children who receive them have a lovely Christmas time. The children helped complete a lovely science experiment learning about ice and rain. With the pre-school children we learnt the...
08. November 2019
This week we continued our Bats theme. The children learnt about what bats eat and where they live. They also found out that even though bats have wings they are animals. We learnt two new songs ‘Zehn kleine Fledermäuse’, ‘This old Bat’ and shared a poem about bats. In kindergarten, the children had the opportunity to make models of bats and bat stencil pictures.
31. October 2019
Using ideas from the children, we started a new theme ‘Bats’. In morning circle, the children shared what they already knew about bats and we started to talk about where bats live. The children also practiced counting and reading numbers to 5. On Tuesday we visited the library and the children chose some lovely new books for kindergarten. With the pre-school children we learnt the letter ‘H’ and found objects that start with that letter.
25. October 2019
This week we were very busy, celebrating Diwali. During the celebration, the children performed their Diwali dance and sang songs. The children were very proud to share their posters with fantastic pictures that helped to tell the story of Diwali. They were very busy adding a wish to their paper boat and decorating some beautiful Rangoli patterns.

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