In RE we have been discovering what a celebration is and how people celebrate. We talked about a memorable celebration and drew a picture. The children remembered special birthdays, Baptisms, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
We looked at the different elements of a celebration and discussed how we find out about a celebration – (someone invites you, or you invite other people.) The children then made party hats to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Following this, we looked at photographs of St Columba’s church and talked about how the parish family celebrates at church on a Sunday. We read the story of the ‘The Presentation’ when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple.
Saturday 25th January marked Chinese New Year. This is a favourite celebration in Nursery. We received lanterns and egg rolls from one of our Chinese families and had a wonderful time dancing like a Chinese dragon. We look forward to many more celebrations throughout the year!