What another busy and fantastic week in Reception. Early in the week, we learnt about ‘The Story of Hanukkah’. Once we’d listened to the story, we discussed why we think light is so important. During CIL, the children made their own Menorah, which is a significant symbol of the story. The children covered their hands in paint and then printed this onto paper, using their fingers to make 9 candles. They added the flame on top with a paintbrush.
Later in the week, the children commemorated Remembrance Day. We began Thursday morning by talking about what the day means and why poppies are a significant symbol of the day. The children enjoyed a range of art activities to make their own unique poppies. The first activity the children did was create their own painted poppy field, using an apple as the flower, a carrot as the black button in the middle and a lollipop stick as the stalk. The second activity the children engaged in was a mixed media craft, where they had to use their fine motor skills to cut around a poppy template, before using PVA glue to stick a black button and lollipop stick. We also took part in a two-minute silence to remember all those who lost their lives.
This week, we have sent out a book to one child to create their own prayer over the weekend. We can’t wait to read the prayer on Monday to the whole class. Along with this book is a prayer bear, who will keep you company in all the exciting things you do over the weekend.