Despite the shorter week, Reception have managed to squeeze in a lot of learning!
This week, the children have been learning all about Diwali- the Hindu Festival of Lights. They listened to the story of Rama and Sita and learnt about how Hindu families prepare and celebrate this special celebration.
Over the course of the week, the children had the opportunity to make their own diva lamps from clay, they have made Mendhi hand prints, created Rama and Sita shadow puppets and have produced Rangoli patterns.
Yesterday, the class learnt all about Guy Fawkes Day, the failed Gunpowder Plot and how King James I wanted everybody to celebrate this day annually. The children discussed how to keep everyone safe on Bonfire Night and made some posters. They also thought about what would be needed to host their own fireworks celebration.
During November, we especially remember our loved ones who have died and so on Tuesday, Reception participated in a very special whole class Act of Worship, where they offered up prayers for their own families and friends that have passed away.
By now, you should have all received your activation email for Tapestry, the online learning journal platform. Please check your junk folders if you haven’t. A huge well done and thank you to the parents who have already added some observations/ photos of their own. These are hugely helpful to us, as they give us a more rounded picture of your child’s capabilities and interests!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend,
The Reception Team