This half term has been full of new learning and experiences.
We started the term with learning about Remembrance Day and the significance of the Poppy. We decorated biscuits, painted and drew poppies using our observational skills.
We were also very lucky to have Manju who helped us to celebrate and understand the festival of Diwali. We made Rangoli patterns outside with powder paint and stencils. We used puppets and dressed up to retell the story of Rama and Sita.
Our focus book of 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' inspired lots of creativity, from making bear masks, head bands, painted bear faces with forks and went on several bear hunts in our outdoor environment. We discovered there are lots of stories with bears in and had great fun using the puppets in the theatre to tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
All the staff have been super proud of how the children have embraced our phonics scheme and have began to read and write simple words.
Finally we finished our term off with a fabulous production of 'It's a baby'. They showed confidence and enjoyment performing for their family and friends.