In Reception the children have been excited about Bonfire night and Fireworks. In class we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and how this festival became important as part of our history. The children have been making their own fireworks in the Discovery room, using the junk-modelling resources you have kindly sent in! The rockets with their long, trailing tails have been amazing! The children have enjoyed using glue, paint , glitter and stars to make their very own 'fireworks display' too!
In Literacy we have explored lots of new words to describe the sounds that the fireworks make! The children made some excellent attempts at writing these words independently using their developing knowledge of letters and sounds.
We have also discussed fire safety and the importance of being sensible and staying safe. We talked about how we should keep pets indoors because of loud noises.
The children really enjoyed the story of 'Hovis the hedgehog' who made his bed in a bonfire in a back garden! When fireworks night arrived he very quickly had to find another place to sleep!We have also used 'clay' to make our own hedgehogs. Please ask the children where clay comes from, hopefully they will remember!
We have been counting Autumn artefacts. conkers, leaves acorn etc. and matching numbers to these. and printed with Autumn leaves. The children have explored how to mix the colours of Autumn using paint.
What a busy week, can't wait to see what's in store for next week!