Today we have had a super morning learning about phonics. The session was well attended by parents and everybody had lots of fun making and playing lots of different phonic games. It was lovely to chat to so many parents and to receive such positive feedback. Everyone went home inspired and excited to play more phonic games with their children.
As part of anti-bullying week the Swans have participated in some circle time sessions where the children discussed what makes them happy and sad. The children also told their friends what they really liked about each other and they thought about what makes a good friend. The swans have also decorated a bench in our outside classroom which is our own special friendship bench. The message on the bench reads ‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is every wasted.’ To reinforce this message the Swans have been passing smiles and squeezes of kindness around all week.
This week the children have had a Toy’s Party. The children brought in their favourite toys from home to join them in the celebrations. The children and the toys danced, they played games and they shared plates, cups, drinks and party food. The children were very good at sharing and they definitely knew when things were not shared out fairly!!
This week we have been learning about Diwali celebrations. We have been very busy dressing up in traditional Hindu dress, making Rangoli patterns, designing our own Mehndi patterns and decorating pots for our Diva lamps.
We have also read the story of Rama and Sita, made and ate coconut sweets, ate traditional sweets and we even had a visit from Mr Baddhan who told us all about how he celebrated Diwali on Wednesday.
Can you tell Mummy and Daddy how we made our traditional Diwali coconut sweets? Here are some pictures to help you.
It has been fun learning about Diwali, the festival of light. The children are looking forward to lighting their Diva lamps at home!