Christ Church

What three things make you happy? That seems like a good question for the start of a new year. It’s also something we’re asking as we get into our first topic of 2017 – the famous Mr Men. Created by British author Roger Hargreaves in 1971, there are now over one hundred different books in the series.

We begin on Tuesday by collaging a Mr Man with crepe paper, followed by a drama session the next day where children act out the different characters’ personalities. We’re asking how emotions look, too; besides creating a picture with all sorts of different feelings, the staff will be posing the question of how emotions differ.


How can we ‘spring’ into action? It may not seem like it now when frost carpets the ground and ice is on your car, but Spring will be here before we know it. With that in mind, we’re trying to forget the cold through a theme all about bringing ourselves back to life!

Unfortunately it seems as if there’s an egg thief about – someone’s nabbed ours, so the children will need to get them back with an invasion game in the hall! This is followed by free choice and a mysterious ‘zombie warm-up’ to shake off those winter aches.

The Grove


When it’s cold and miserable outside, nothing could be more cheerful than the Mr Men! As such, our theme for the week will be the famous series of books created by British author Roger Hargreaves back in 1971.

We begin with a holiday season favourite – charades. However, this time it’s got a Mr Men twist. Can you guess which character you are? The children will also tap into their inner engineer by making a Mr Bump car after trying their luck with a board game inspired by the series. Finally, how could we run a theme like this without making our very own Mr Man or Little Miss? That’s what we’ll be getting up to on Thursday.