Early Years were lucky to have Mrs Mahammad to teach them about the Hindu celebration of Diwali.
Many of the staff were dressed in a Sari. Mrs Mahammad explained how they were fitted and about the decoration. She bless the class with a candle and told the traditional tale of Rama and Sita.
Many thanks to Mrs Mahammad.
Songs and Art work
Our annual Harvest assembly was well attended today. Nursery Ruby Class were able to show some of the activities we based around the story “The Little Red Hen”. We had wheat painting, growing cress and tasting different breads.
Opal and Topaz displayed some hedgehogs they had made from natural materials. Years 1 and 2 were looking at health foods and the foods that we bring to the harvest table. I particularly liked the Baked Beans!
They all sang some harvest songs about farmers work and different beans, backed with some well rehearsed actions. Of course the mandatory Dingle Dangle Scarecrow from Nursery.
All About Me
This Friday Early Years came dressed in an outfit that had meaning to them. After assembly Ruby, Opal and Topaz classes got together to parade their costumes and outfits for each other.
All the classes had been learning a song to perform to the others and then we all had a go at yoga!
The children looked lovely in their numerous outfits, here are just a few.
Our New Playground
After many months of planning the early years playground has had a makeover. Thanks to FOMS and Lottery Funding for helping to fund this project. Many of the children have been watching the diggers and machinery and have used this learning in their role play. The children have at last been able to use the trail and new climbing frame. Hopefully when the weather improves we will be able to make the sandpit available too.
Spring Term Topics and Learning
This term Early Years have been busy with our topics.
We started the term off with People that help us. We had many visitors, Police, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Mr Armoogum came to talk to the children about his job.
Many of our visitors were parents so I would like to thank them all for their time.
We also took a walk down to the Markyate Fire Station to see how it all works.
The topic for Spring 2 has been Take one book, we have chosen different books to work through with the children. Activities have been varied with each story. Books included What the Ladybird Heard, Georges Marvellous Medicine, Rhinos Don’t like Pancakes, The Way Back Home and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
The whole of Early Years then had a trip to Radlett Theatre to watch the show We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The children all enjoyed the show and talked about their favourite thing about it. It seems getting wet was top of the list!