Outdoors in Forest School this week we have continued learning about Diwali. Mrs Allen has shared with you Diva lamps made by some of the older children in the school. We all then had a go at making them using salt dough and adding patterns using anything we could find in the Forest. A highlight for you all was on Thursday and Friday when we all created Rangoli patterns on the patio using coloured chalks and made them sparkle with coloured sand. We also all enjoyed making a palace for an outdoor role play using the crates.
In the cabin we have continued with the listening skill of “Staying Quiet” by hiding a friend under the blanket and listening to their voice to work out who it is. Our nursery rhyme of the week has tied in with the rangoli patterns as we learnt “I can sing a rainbow”. We have named, spotted and sequenced all seven colours of the rainbow. We have used our metronome to sing the song fast/slow and the musical symbol for loud/quiet to change the volume. In Maths we have been placing our new people into boats (egg boxes) and rescuing the number shown on the flashcard, the dice and the numicon! Our dough has turned blue and so we have used “Baby Shark” for a morning wake up disco dance and the actions of rolling, patting and squeezing for Dough Disco!
On top of all this outdoor and indoor fun, you have all been busy little elves creating your own Christmas cards and Christmas produce. For any grownups who want to order a pack of cards, please ensure order forms are returned by Wednesday 28th November and they will come out to you the following week. Your Christmas produce will be on sale at the school Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December 6-8pm.
See you all bright and early and wrapped up warm tomorrow!
Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Mrs Broome and Mrs Lewis.