Yr R Oak and Willow
Welcome to Year R
We had a wonderful time learning about the Hindu festival ‘Divali’. We enjoyed listening to the Divali story, about Rama and Sita, before making our own character puppets and retelling the story in our own words. We wrote speech bubbles to match our character puppets, using our brilliant phonic skills that we have now developed.
Divali is the festival of light, so we made our own Diva lamps, using clay, and decorated them brightly and with sparkle.
We had a fantastic time creating these firework pictures, during our 'Bonfire Night' theme. We used several different techniques to create firework pictures.
In dance, we enjoyed dancing like a fire work to Katy Perry's 'Firework' song, using ribbons to create lots of colour.
We had to learn how to safe safe around bonfires so we had special campfire during our Woodland work session, this week. It was a wonderful experience. Not only did we learn about fire safety, we also had the opportunity to just sit and look, listen and smell the fire- a good time to focus on our mindfulness!!
Following on from our 'Bonfire Night' theme, we wanted to 'rocket' up to the moon!!
First of all, we enjoyed learning the story 'Whatever Next' - retelling the story using pictures to help sequence the events.
We made our own rockets and we found out lots of facts about the moon. On Thursday, 15th November, we had a real NASA astronaut, Winston Scott, come to visit our school and talk about his space adventures... A real treat!!
To end the week, we made some delicious Moon Rock cakes!
Oak and Willow classes settled very quickly into 'big' school.
Our first theme was 'Elmer'. We looked very closely at ourselves and how we are are similar and different, to each other. We then took great time and care in looking at ourselves to paint our self portraits. They look amazing on display in our entrance!
Also, as part of our Elmer theme, we enjoyed learning how to name and describe 2D shapes. As part of our shape work, we created these shape pictures in the style of the artist, Kandinsky.
We investigated how to make lots of different colours just by mixing two primary colours together. Now we use powder paints, in the creative area, for our paintings, so we can mix the colours we want.