Woodpeckers have explored why Diwali is celebrated as a festival. We have created pieces of artwork which include temples, diya lamps, fireworks and rangoli patterns using tissues paper, pastels and metallic pens. We also made diva lamps from clay, looking carefully at the shape and adding detail with tools before writing about why Diwali is celebrated by Hindus.
This week the children have enjoyed preparing for the harvest festival. This week they peeled potatoes, cut broccoli and leeks for a delicious soup. The children also made and designed their own bread this week to share with their grown-ups. All of the children enjoyed welcoming their grown-ups to the classroom and could not wait to share their harvest songs with them!
We peeled and chopped carrots, sweet potatoes, celery and broccoli to make our class vegetable soup. For our bread rolls we kneaded the dough and then left it to prove before making it into two bread rolls in a shape of our choice. We enjoyed sharing our soup and bread with our parents and carers in class to celebrate our cooking this half term.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed becoming experts in geography this week. We spent the day learning the names and locations of the continents and oceans of the world. They used globes and atlases to explore the world and to find where they lived on the map. Kingfishers also created their own world jigsaws and found it interesting to see where food comes from around the world.
In Woodpeckers this week we became experts about the world during our geography day. We learnt the names of the continents and oceans of the world, made our own jigsaw puzzle world maps, explored where different foods come from in the world and learnt about different climates in the world. During the day we looked at various atlases, explored globes and watched videos about the world.