Being creative in Year 2

This week, we learned about how light is important to Hindus and Jewish people. We learned all about the festival of Diwali and we created our own diva lamps. We also learned about Judaism and the history of Hanukkah and created our own menorah. We thought about what materials we could use to create each and had fun using salt dough to mould our diva lamps. Once they were cooked and set, we chose bright colours and glitter to make them eye catching.

Traditional Tales

In Reception this half term we have been exploring traditional tales. The children have really enjoyed learning about The Three Little Pigs this week after finding sticks and straw in a taped off area of the playground. Miss Compton’s class even found wolf footprints heading towards their classroom door! The children have enjoyed creating pig masks to help with learning and retelling the story.

Making a hedgehog home!

This week, Year 2 received a letter from ‘Henry the hedgehog’. He asked us for some help to build a waterproof home with transparent windows. We had fun putting on our scientific hats to spend time testing out various materials to see which we thought would be most suitable for him. After our research, we had a go at building him a home using materials of our choice.

Colour Hunt Cafe

Welcome to our Early Years Colour Hunt Cafe!
We hope you enjoy listening to the story ‘We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt’ read by Miss Wright. You can then watch some videos for activities that you might like to try this afternoon or over the weekend.
Miss Compton is showing you a colour wheel activity. You will need: access to colourful objects.
Miss Smart is showing you a journey stick activity. You will need: access to the outdoors to find natural materials, a stick and some tape.
Miss Butcher is showing you how to thread leaves to make a leaf crown/belt/necklace. You will need: access to leaves, string and a hole punch or pencil to poke holes in leaves.
Remember to wash your hands after you have been outside and to return the natural objects back to their homes in nature when you are finished with them.
We look forward to seeing photos of your creations!
The Early Years Team 🙂

We’re going hunting!

The children in Reception have been busy innovating the popular story ‘we’re going on a bear hunt’ this week. We experimented with changing the settings to new ones, thinking of ways to describe them. Some children decided to keep the original settings and change the character that they were hunting for, from dragons, to tigers to snails! The children had a go at recording the journeys within their stories on story maps.

We’re Going on a Snail Hunt!
We’re Going on a Tiger Hunt!
We’re Going on a Dragon Hunt!