Today in Reception, the children have loved learning all about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. We have discussed the many traditions that take place during Diwali and have watched a little girl called Jessica celebrate Diwali with her family. The children have learnt that during Diwali many lights are lit and that many of these lights come from diva lamps. Today we’ve made and decorated our own diva lamps using salt dough, created our own paper lanterns and we’ve had a go at writing out some Diwali cards. What a lovely day!
A big thank you to all the parents, carers and friends of the children who came to watch our assembly this morning!
But most of all a GREAT BIG Thank You to all of the children who have been practicing their lines all week!
Year 1 celebrated Jewish New Year this week. During Rosh Hashanah it is traditional to dip apple in honey to wish everyone a sweet and happy new year. Did you know the pomegranate is said to have 613 seeds which is the number of good deeds in the Torah?
Year One have been learning about the special Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah. We dipped apples in honey in the hope that we have a sweet Jewish New Year. Some of us thought that it was delicious and others weren’t so keen! We also used card and crepe paper to make our very own apples too. Have a look at our blog to see what we did.
We had a very busy last week of term in the Nursery. The children have been busy making and creating lots of Easter arts and crafts, the cards home to their families are fantastic with super writing on the inside! We also made chocolate nests. On Wednesday the children had to carefully follow clues that the Easter bunny had left for us, they were brilliant detectives and found a basket of chocolates for each group! Well done everyone. A huge thank you to everyone who made an Easter Bonnet or decorated an egg, they were fantastic and you all looked amazing!
We hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday with your families, we look forward to seeing you next term.
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A big thank you to all those that made an Easter bonnet. They all looked absolutely fantastic and it was clear to see how much time and effort had gone into them.
A big well done to Woodrow and Daniel who won the egg competition, and Vinnie and Emori who won the hat competition.
What a lovely day we have had in Reception today. We made chocolate nests this morning and talked about how we could melt the chocolate and then this afternoon we went on an Easter egg hunt! The last clue said:
Good morning everybody is what we say
Where do we do our register everyday?
This is the last clue, I wonder what we’ll find
Let’s see if the Easter bunny has been very kind.
Can you work out where the Easter bunny left some chocolate for us?