Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Autumn Term 2 - November - December

Autumn Term 2

November - December

Bonfire Night


The children returned to nursery this week after the half term holiday and they all shared with us their news and used their mark making skills to record this. We have been completing lots of lovely activities relating to Bonfire Night. 



This week the nursery children have been learning about the festival of Diwali. We have been very busy printing Rangoli patterns and all of the children helped to chop some vegetables to make a delicious curry which we all enjoyed as a special snack. To find out more about Diwali please click the image below.




The children in Bears observed a minutes silence for Remembrance Day. Click the picture below to access a lovely clip relating to remembrance appropriate for young children. 


Children in Need 2020


Thank you for your generosity for Children in Need 2020. The children have enjoyed a fun day in nursery. 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


This week the children have really enjoyed lots of activities relating to the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We have been busy using our mark making skills to write about the story, creating story maps and using our senses to explore and retell the story. The children loved going on a Bear Hunt in the nursery garden. We have also created a fantastic new display in nursery which we are all very proud of. 

The Gruffalo


This week the children have really enjoyed sharing The Gruffalo, which is one of our favourite stories. We have been busy creating Gruffalo masks, retelling the story with the story characters and using our mark making skills to write about the story. 


Click The Gruffalo book cover to access the official website or click The Gruffalo to play some lovely games in the deep dark wood. 






The children have had a lovely time celebrating Christmas in nursery. We have looked at the traditional story about the birth of baby Jesus, created decorations for our Christmas trees, explored a variety of creative activities and we really enjoyed our Christmas party.


We would like to wish all of children and their families a very Merry Christmas. xxxx

Our Christmas gift to you all xXxXx

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