This week we focused on the fairy tale ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ by the Grimm Brothers. The children had a lot of fun in the cobbler’s workshop making and mending shoes helped by eager elves.

In the letter room we explored a ‘discovery nest’ full of baby creatures resting in eggs ready to hatch and be matched with their parents. It became a very popular corner, sparking many conversations, especially when the babies looked nothing like their parents!

In the number room we embraced the cold snap. We enjoyed many snowy themed books including the charming and timeless classic ‘Little Robin Red Vest’, by Jan Fearnley. Inspired by the story we started making our Christmas decorations.

Next week we will begin to celebrate the Christmas season as we decorate our tree with the robins the children have made. It will be a very creative and festive week as we prepare for our Christmas shows.