Outdoors in Forest School this week we have started our topic on “Special Festivals around the World” with Diwali. Mrs Allen has been sharing the story of Rama and Sita with some very sparkly Rama and Sita characters. We have all enjoyed role playing the story with the Diwali masks of Rama, Sita, the Monkey King and the ten headed Ravana, and then the next day some of you had the opportunity to make your own Rama and Sita masks. A favourite game this week was when we practised our new listening skill of “Staying Quiet” by having some Quiet Time in the Forest and talking about the sounds we could hear – it was a big hit for us grownups to have a minutes peace so we may be repeating this game!
In the cabin we have been practising our listening skills of “Staying Quiet” with musical toys hiding in the nursery. Our Nursery Rhyme of the week has had us making our own “Pat-a-cakes” and marking them with our own initial sound. We have combined our Write Dance song “The Toy Train” with a key Maths skill of forward and backward – you enjoyed programming your own friend robot with the commands of forward, backward and stop. Perhaps you could play this with your grownups at home? We have been finishing our day with a song and dance. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” has been our Dough Disco tune and Write Dance has had us making circles in shaving foam and paint! What fun that was!
The first cold spell for us is coming next week – please come in lots of layers. If you are planning on wearing boot socks, please bring them into the cabin with you in the morning and you can put them on instead of your slippers.
Please can grownups ensure coats are placed on the balcony at drop-off and that hats are taken out of bags and put into the hat basket by the door. A quick reminder, children do not need their own gloves as we have Forest School gloves, so please can they put these into coat pockets so they are safe for the end of the day.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Mrs Broome and Mrs Lewis.