Sunday, 3 December 2017

Letter 14 (2017-18)

4 December 2017
Dear Parents,
          December is here, and we are now approaching the end of term one.  Time certainly flies.  It was only a few months ago when the children started to come to Nursery. 
          Last week we continued to talk about the postman and his work.  We looked at letters, writing paper, envelopes and stamps.  We read stories about sending and receiving letters, and the book we liked the most was called “Dear Santa”.  Hence, to coordinate the postman with Christmas, we chose the letter paper that we thought Santa Claus would like and wrote our letter to Santa Claus.  As we are still very little, we decided to dictate what we wanted to tell Santa to Ms. Marizon to write.  We then thought of the items that we would like Santa to bring to us.  Some of us knew immediately while others looked at pictures in books before deciding.  Our letters to Santa will be put on the board in front of the Music Room, so please inform Santa to come and take a peep!  
          Last week we also spent nearly every morning practicing for our Christmas show.  It was our first time to be on the big stage in the Lily Theatre, and some of us felt a bit lost being up there.  Hopefully, we would all get used to it, and will be able to perform for you next week. We also spent our time making many Christmas decorations which we will use to decorate the classroom and the stage for our Christmas show. 
          This week we will be spending our time practicing with the other classes for our Christmas show and will continue to make Christmas crafts to decorate our classroom and to take home.  Tomorrow Tuesday 5th is a public holiday, school will resume on Wednesday 6th December.  The Christmas concert will be held on Tuesday the 12th of December, and on the 15th we will be having our Christmas party and meet a special guest from the north pole.  A sign-up sheet for party food will be put up in front of the classroom.  Please sign-up so that we can have a variety of food, dessert and drinks. 
                                                                                 Best Wishes,

                                                                                 Ms. Marizon

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Letter 13 (2017-18)

                                                                                                       26 November 2017

Dear Parents,
          Time is certainly moving by quickly and we are now approaching the end of November.  However, it seems that the cool weather hasn’t approached us yet, and it has been quite hot on some days.  Hence, when the children hear the word “water play”, everyone becomes excited and wants to be changed into their swimsuits right away.   
          It was a rather busy week for us last week as we had our photos taken individually, as a class and as a school.  Although there were only eight of us, but with us little people, it certainly took the photographer a long time before he was able to capture our photos.  Some of us were ready to give big smiles while others did not want to give even the tiniest smile.  The photographer really got to exercise as he had to run after some of us who did not want to stop at all. 
          Last week we started to talk about the work of a postman.  We looked at pictures of postmen around the world in uniforms of different colours.  We also saw how hard working postmen were in order to deliver letters and parcels to people.  We saw pictures of postmen working in the sun, the rain and the snow.  We also saw pictures of postmen using different kinds of transportation to deliver letters whether it was by feet, by bicycle, by motorcycle, by truck and even by boat!  In the book centre, we read books about postmen and saw that a postman’s job could be quite dangerous especially with dogs!  In the art centre, we made our postman or postwoman dolls.  We also made a postman’s hat and a letter box.  We will be putting our letter boxes in front of the classroom.  Please write to us.  You can put your letter into our letter boxes.  We will be so thrilled to receive letters from you. 
           Last week we also started our practice for the Christmas concert.  We will be singing and doing actions to a few songs.  So far we have been quite good at doing the actions and have started to sing along. 
          This week we will continue to talk about the postman and will start to make Christmas decorations for our performance and for the classroom.  We will also be practicing our performance with the other classes.  Hopefully, we will not be startled by all the bigger children from the other EY and KS1 classes. 
                                                                                         Best Regards,

                                                                                         Ms. Marizon    


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Letter 12 (2017-18)

20 November 2017
Dear Parents,
          Last week we talked about a job that is very close to our lives and that is a chef or a cook.  Before exploring the work of a chef, we tried to think of the person who cooks food for us to eat at home.  Then we tried to think of the person who cooks food for us when we go to restaurants.  We then compared things that are edible and non-edible before discussing about healthy and unhealthy food. 
          Thank you for all the fruits and vegetables that you had brought for us.  Fruits and vegetables were part of our discussion on healthy food.  We spent the whole week looking and tasting different kinds of fruits and vegetables.  We learned that fruits and vegetables can have different names.  At first some of us were reluctant to try vegetables.  However, once a friend volunteered to try, others started to take a bite.  If was certainly great to see everyone try even the smallest bite.  Some of us who has never eaten any kind of vegetables at lunch time also tried and would sometimes even ask for more!  We then talked about different ways in cooking vegetables and learned that most vegetables can be eaten fresh like a salad.  In the art centre we made bowls of salad.  We also made beautiful pictures from the salad spinner.  Instead of painting with paintbrushes, we drop different colours of paint in the salad spinner before spinning it as hard as we could.  We were so surprised to see our pictures when we opened the lid.  Later on, we learned that another way of cooking vegetables was to boil them and so in Cooking we made vegetable soup.  We all worked hard in cutting the vegetables into small pieces. 
This week we will be talking about the postman and the post office.  After we make our letter boxes, please write to us.  We will surely be excited to receive mail from you.  This week we will also be having our photos taken.  On Tuesday we will have our individual and class photo taken, and on Wednesday we will have our whole school photo taken.  Please send in an extra set of uniform and white socks on these two days in case we get our clothes dirty for any reason before our photo is taken.
                                                                                      Best Regards,

                                                                                      Ms. Marizon