Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.
We made/painted our own poppies that we sold to raise money! Thank you to all those who donated :)
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness
We made divas out of clay and decorated them with paint, and celebrated light by creating our own fireworks using powder paint on a large roll of paper outside. we enjoyed mixing the colours and flicking the paint to "be the explosion" of light that the fireworks give off!
Happy Diwali Everyone!
We prepared pumpkin soup for Halloween, we enjoyed scooping out all the insides and showed a lot of interest in the seeds! Once it was cooked we all got to taste it...it was delicious! We also took the opportunity to practice our eye-hand coordination skills, hammering nails into a pumpkin. We listened carefully and followed adults’ instructions, so were able to be safe with our friends and stayed engaged at the activity for such a long time. What fun!
It is going to be Remembrance Day soon, so we painted our own pictures of poppies!
Recycling is not just throwing waste materials into the appropriate recycling bins, it can also be converting them into new objects… and it is even more fun when we use them to make building or props for our role-play!
Speaking of buildings, look at what we are able to do in the garden using blocks! Isn’t it great?
We loved the opportunity to mark make on a large scale!
The boys had a great time mixing potions in the mud kitchen!
We have been exploring sensory play, using clay to create sculptures, We embrace messy play opportunities, it boosts our creativity.
We have been investigating electricity, learning about simple series electrical circuits to light a bulb or to operate small motors.
We also used torches to explore our world, what kind of treasures can you find under a pillow?
The sand pit is not just a place for buckets and spades, we can be real builders and build a proper wall using ‘cement’!
We also used the skills we have learned to build a house for the Three Little Piggies… and some of us have been investigating....Why do boats float? And why do stones sink?
Our garden is where we have the opportunity to make amazing discoveries, such as finding wiggly earth worms and slugs! It can also be a place to take inspiration for our astonishing art!
Inside we had fun learning how to make our own ‘dragon wings’, following the instructions on the wall.
After all this excitement, we relaxed with some yoga! Aaaahh all ready for our break!
We hope you have a relaxing half term and we look forward to seeing you in a week!
A little look at what we've been up to.