Reception have had a busy start to the year. We have learnt about our bodies and our senses.
We used our eyes and ears during a walk around the school grounds to learn about the signs of Autumn. To bring our walk to an end we used our sense of taste to enjoy a hot chocolate and finished off with a biscuit.
To conclude our topic on Autumn the children used their culinary skills to make individual apple crumbles using the fallen apples that we had collected on our walk.
We enjoyed a Bear Hunt at Attenborough Arboretum where we acted out the story and took part in various literacy and craft based activities.
After the half term break we learnt about the festivals of light. We started with celebrating Diwali where we created Mendi patterns on hand templates, made diva lamps, created chalk Rangoli patterns outside and sampled some Indian foods which the children enjoyed immensely.
During the build up to bonfire night the children made cylinder and cone rockets, rolled marbles across black paper to create a firework effect and created a collage bonfire.
Finally the children followed instructions to make a chocolate coated apple on a stick to enjoy on bonfire night.