Making a Diva Lamp

Next week we shall be looking at the story of ‘Rama and Sita’ and learning about Diwali and how people celebrate it. As part of the Diwali celebrations you could make a diva lamp with your child!

Firework Dancing

Last week we created firework pictures using a range of resources such as chalks, paint, glitter and crayons. We discussed different noises fireworks make e.g. “bang” “pop” “whizz” “boom” and made up our own firework dances in small groups. It was lots of fun!

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a great online resource that has lots of books (for free!) that you can share with your child.  Read the stories together, and discuss the events with your child;

  • What is the title?
  • Who is the author?
  • What happenned in the story?
  • Can they point to the words/pictures?
  • Who are the characters?
  • How do the characters feel?

This conversation with your child is vital for them to fully understand a book, and will support them greatly as they move forward in their reading and writing.

Bonfire Celebrations

This week we have been learning all about the celebration of Bonfire Night.  We learnt all about Guy Fawkes; a man who lived many years ago, who tried to kill the King!  Then, we completed lots of art activities based on Frieworks; using paint, glitter, chalks etc.  We ended the week by going to Calthorpe Haven to watch a small bonfire.  Miss Coleman discussed fire safety with us, and demonstrated how we build a bonfire.  As a whole class, we sang firework songs and rhymes and spoke about the words to describe fireworks – fizz, pop, pow, whizz, fizz, whoosh!