ALL the Arklets are back! 🎉

It has been great to welcome back all our Home Schooling children and have The Ark "back to normal". Miss B, the critical worker children and I have really missed all our friends so this week has been great, albeit a little tiring too!

On Monday we hung rainbows of balloons to celebrate us all being back to nursery! We learnt through our Noah's Ark topic that rainbows are a sign of hope...and these have been a symbol of the pandemic. So it seemed fitting to have rainbows for our 1st day too!

As most of our friends missed World Book Day, we had our own mini version. I greeted the children as the Gruffalo and throughout the day we went to the outside area to listen to Gruffalo stories by Julia Donaldson. We also met our new Reverend, Reverend Steve, via a Google Meeting with Mr Young. Rev. Steve kindly read us one of this year's World Book Day stories and also had a little chat with us. We were so well behaved and also enjoyed exploring the webcam to see ourselves on the interactive whiteboard! We also played The Masked Reader and watched all the Homefield teachers and Mr Young read snippets of stories disguised...before we did this we watched a clip of The Masked Singer and saw that we had some keen fans of the show who could name lots of the celebrities in disguise! 🤣 The children worked out who I was and the book I chose, so well done Arklets! The adults from Big School were harder as we may not know them all yet.

This week we have focused on our Nursery Rhyme of the Week which is Mary, Mary Quite Contrary! This enabled us to link our Sound of the Week /g/ to gardens and growing, as well as Gruffalo. And it meant we could focus on flowers ready for Mother's Day. Although we made some Mother's Day cards and gifts last week with the critical worker children, we could not leave out the rest of the class! So it has been a busy week making cards and hand print placemats for our lovely Mummies. We hope you love them! 😍

We also took part in some local community work and made LOTS of different flowers for the Lydia Eva Court carehome. We hope that our artwork brings smiles and cheer to all the residents. Here are some examples of our work!

Some more videos are in the pipeline and I hope to add them soon!

Hope you enjoyed sharing our first week back after Lockdown.

Stay safe -- Keep Smiling -- Keep singing

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