Barbers Crescent, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S62 6AD

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Rawmarsh Nursery School & Children’s Centre


Christmas 2021

We hope that all our children and their families have a wonderful Christmas this year.  Please explore the videos and information below to see the things your child has been doing in nursery this Christmas and to find out more about the ways you can support your child's learning at home.

Christmas Stay and Play ideas for home

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Decorating the Christmas tree together

This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about shapes and patterns that you see on the different decorations, use words such as shimmering, shiny, sparkly, glittering, reflective, bright and stripy.  You could sort the baubles e.g. "let's find all the blue glittering baubles" and find matching pairs, all of this close looking helps your child to use their senses to learn more about the world and to extend their descriptive vocabulary.

Beci supports children's learning as they decorate the nursery Christmas tree

Making Play dough

Playing with dough is a great way to support your child's creative development.  Creative thinking is essential for:

  • problem solving
  • reviewing their own progress
  • making links between ideas 
  • noticing patterns
  • making predictions
  • enabling children to think beyond the here and now as they draw on their own experiences to develop their ideas
  • testing ideas developing ideas of cause and effect (particularly when making it)

Handy hint: If you wrap play dough in cling film and store it in an airtight box it will keep for months at a time.

How to make playdough and ways it supports your child's development

 Christmas Stories


Click onto the videos below to hear some of our teaching team reading their favourite Christmas stories.

Sharing stories helps children to associate books with love and affection which is exactly the positive attitude to reading that we want for our children.  Listening to and joining in with stories helps children to develop their imagination, find out about new places and creatures that they may never see in real life and crucially it helps them to develop their own storytelling skills which is so vital to enable children to express their ideas and thinking. 

Beci reads We're Going On An Elf Hunt by Martha Mumford, illustrated by Laura Hughes

 Christmas in nursery


Christmas Sing

Christmas Party including a special visitor

Learning through Christmas