Charity Events, Festivals and Parties, Home Learning, In the Nursery

Christmas Shoe Boxes – Nov 2015

The nursery would like to send out a big thank you to all parents that donated a shoe box as well as those that donated £3.00 to help cover the shipping costs. The boxes have now been dropped of at the Samaritan’s Purse head office in Buckhurst Hill and will be on their merry way from tomorrow.

The parents that have made a donation will be forwarded the email with the information about where our shoe boxes went. This will be at some point in January.


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The children showing off their certificate!

Everyone had fun today finishing the nursery shoe boxes off as well as checking all of those donated to make sure they meet the criteria set out by the Samaritan’s Purse. The children chatted about where the shoe boxes might go and how this might make children happy. Everyone also made a wish that all child will have a happy Christmas together with their families.

Home Learning

If you would like to extend this activity with your child at home, you could have a look at pictures online of children living in different continents. You could discuss any of the following with your child:

  • How do people’s homes/buildings/schools look? How are they built and what makes them different?
  • What is public transport like? Are there buses or trains?
  • How are people dressed? Are there any traditional clothes within that culture?
  • You could then have a go at making a house or clothes from a different culture.

Links to the EYFS (curriculum)

Understanding of the World (22-36 months) – Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from others.

Understanding of the World (40-60 months) – Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Here are some pictures:






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