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Diwali & Colacao

Early years

This week the Ants class went to the library and also to the playground. We really enjoyed the walk and we took the opportunity to collect some sticks to make sparklers in our Diwali art activity! We also did some ‘henna’ painting on each others’ hands, which was a nice way to practice partner work and kind interaction. This is what we are continuing to learn in, 'Kind Hands, Kind Feet, Kind Words in PSED. We had fun printing our feet with paint and also did a fine motor skills activity combined with Cooking, in which we made pizzas! The children spent time preparing and choosing ingredients to make a topping for their pizza bases and were amazed when they came out of the oven.


We started off this week with an exciting visit to the Colacao factory. We were given lots of presents at the end, but we were also impressed by the huge machines, the huge pot of Colacao on the factory and a really funny video about the Colacao family. In Literacy we have been writing about our trip, and learning how to organise our sentences to convey one idea at a time. We’ve been playing hangman to help develop our observation skills with regards to vocabulary and spelling. In Topic we have been working on the Human Body in preparation for our trip next Thursday. We’ve been drawing and measuring ourselves, and we have also made skeleton puppets. In Numeracy we have been concentrating on place value, as well as developing knowledge around the concepts of estimating and measuring in centimetres.


In English this week we have been developing skills for peer and self feedback, helping us to reflect critically yet positively on our peers’ and our own written work.

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