This half term our topic has been ‘Celebrations.’ We started by learning about Bonfire Night, we found out who Guy Fawkes was, talked about the fireworks that we had seen from our gardens or windows, and created some firework art using paint and a salad spinner!
We also spent a week learning about birthdays! We wrote invitations and party food lists, created birthday cards and best of all, had a birthday party with our favourite songs! We have been able to find out when our own birthdays are and learnt the months of the year.
On 11th November, we learnt about Remembrance Day and talked about why people wear poppies. We were able to make our own poppies to wear in class, and had a class assembly where we observed the 2 minutes’ silence.
We have also been learning about Diwali; the Hindu festival of light. We have designed our own Mehndi’s, lanterns, rangoli patterns and Diva lamps. We were very lucky to have a dance workshop with Miss Helen where she taught us some dance moves and we helped to tell the story of Rama and Sita. We all enjoyed wearing Bindi’s and bells whilst we were dancing.