Reception children had a very busy first half term and they were straight back into it learning about fireworks during their Natural World session this week. They learnt about the festival of light called Diwali and how it is celebrated by some faiths. The children went on to create Rangoli patterns on the Autumn leaves using cutters and chalk pens. They also made foods such as ‘rice’, ‘jelly’, ‘soup’ and ‘sweets’ in the mud kitchen using herbs and ice/chocolate moulds.
The children independently collected the mud for our new digging area and used the water butt to explore different textures as they cooked up their feast. They even found some worms for their hibernating hedgehogs that we had made before half term as they dug with their trowels! We finished the session with some parachute games with the Autumn leaves. We spoke about how this reminded us of fireworks and used words such as ‘whoosh’, ‘bang’ and ‘crackle’ as we lifted the parachute above our heads. Lots of Autumn and festival fun!Categories: News Reception