What we've been doing in class
This year, unfortunately we could not perform our Christmas Nativity in the hall to our Mums and Dads. However, we filmed each scene and made it into a short performance. We were very excited to be able to watch ourselves on the television. We are all superstars! Actually, we are all 'angels'.
Last week, we began to learn all about the Hindu and Sikh festival of Diwali. We talked about how it is known as the 'festival of lights' and that it lasts for five days. We had fun drawing 'rangoli patterns' with chalk and making them with foam shapes and on Thursday Mrs Platt also made 'mendhi' patterns on our hands. This was exciting because it 'stays there for a long time'. During Diwali, special 'diva lamps' and lanterns are used so we also made one of our own. We used 'clay' which is a lot more difficult to manipulate than playdough which we had to mould into a circle. We used our milk bottle lids to 'press down' to make a space for a tea light. After they had dried out, we painted them and added glitter. They are so beautiful.
Here are some photographs of how we celebrated Diwali.
Our Autumn Walk
This week, we have been learning about 'Autumn'. We have observed lots of signs of autumn, such as how the leaves fall from the trees, the many different colours of the leaves and the change in our weather. This morning, we wrapped up warmly and put on our wellington boots to go on an 'autumn walk' around the school fields. We all had our own collecting bag and searched for pine cones, conkers, leaves, acorns, sticks and feathers. Some of us also drew what we saw on clipboards. We had such good fun. Take a look!
We didn't finish there though...
We wanted to show you the actions to our 'Autumn Leaves' song. We hope you enjoy it!