This half term started off with a ‘BANG!’ The children explored Bonfire night and the festival of Diwali. They thought about Remembrance Day and made a lovely recipe for Peace.
Our class story this term was The Cockerel, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen. The children enjoyed re-telling the story using our class story map and actions, based on Pie Corbett.
The children have really loved Forest School and it has become the highlight of their week! During Forest School the children used items from the forest floor to create dens for Hovis the Hedgehog, explored repeating patterns and created Christmas trees. They used a variety of skills including perseverance, collaboration and creativity.
The children ended the term with exciting Christmas celebrations - possibly the children’s favourite time of the year! They had a wonderful time making reindeer hats for our Christmas party, reindeer food to sprinkle on Christmas Eve, as well as acting out the roles of Santa and the Elves in their workshop. The children also listened to the Christmas Story. They re-told their own version of the Christmas Story and also learnt lots of new songs.
The children enjoyed using new techniques, rolling marbles in paint to create a cold and frosty background for their Christmas card. They carefully created a Christmas tree decoration using lollipop sticks and lots of glitter and sparkle!
The children also enjoyed exploring an app, on the iPad, which creates different effects, to make a calendar. It did make them giggle and laugh! They also learnt how to type their name, change the font and colour.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!