In Year 2 this week we have been learning all about the meaning behind Pancake Day and the importance of Lent for Christians. We discovered that Christians remember Jesus’ sacrifice and how he resisted temptation during Lent. We all thought of what we could sacrifice during Lent and we discussed why giving up our favourite things would be very difficult. On Tuesday we took part in a traditional Pancake Day race and crowned Harrison as our overall winner! Well done Harrison. Throughout the week we have enjoyed listening to and discussing some Pancake related stories such as Mr Wolf’s Pancakes and The Runaway Pancake.
Reception have had a very busy day finding out all about why Shrove Tuesday is an important day within the Christian faith and the history behind pancake racing!
On Friday afternoon, Mrs Powell cooked up a delicious Chinese stir fry for us all to try and children even got to have a go at using chopsticks!
In the Nursery today we have shared the Nativity Story. The children learned all about the baby Jesus and then created their own baby Jesus and made some fabulous angles.
Well done everyone you have worked really hard!
The children in Reception have loved learning about Diwali this week. On Wednesday we learnt about how Hindu’s and Sikh’s celebrate Diwali including decorating their houses, enjoying food and presents, displaying diva lamps and visiting the temple to pray. We made our own rangoli patterns and also made diva lamps using clay before painting and decorating them. Today we read the story of Rama and Sita which reminded us that good and kindness always triumphs.