We have had a busy few weeks starting our new enquiry; ‘Expressing ourselves’ and practicing for our Christmas Nativity! The children really enjoyed our DIWALI day and learn a lot about DIWALI and the Hindu religion. We particularly enjoyed the art activities, making our own mendi patterns and creating Rangoli patterns with pink powder. We all had fun getting involved with the Bhangra music, learning the lotus flower, and other dance moves. From this the children have taken a particular interest in how we express ourselves during celebrations. We will be taking this learning forward by exploring how different people express themselves at Christmas. We will be looking at the games we play, food we eat, decorations and why we celebrate Christmas. Please talk to you child about the different ways you celebrate Christmas at home and the different traditions you have. It would be lovely if the children could share this in their own way at the end of their enquiry. This could be in the form of a dance, picture, or even a song!
After Christmas we will be sending home a new spelling scheme that we have created in Reception/ Year 1. The children will be coming home with high frequency words which we would like them to practice regularly. They will be sent in a special pack which we will be encouraging the children to look after and bring to school every day. More details about this will be sent home with the pack but please feel free to organise a meeting with Mrs Vasconcelos if you would like to discuss this further.
We are looking forward to the final two weeks of term and hope to see you at one of our Nativity performances, to help get us into the Christmas mood!