We read the story of Stickman to the children this week, by Julia Donaldson. The chocolate playdough was a definite favourite and filled the room with a lovely smell of cocoa! We used our funky fingers to roll the playdough and make our very own 'Stickpeople'. We were impressed with the attention to detail as some children added facial features with playdough tools or scissors. Our 'Stickpeople' are looking forward to venturing outside next week, on a 'listening walk'. We wil
We have all enjoyed learning about Divali, the Hindu Festival of Light, this week. The children were excited about the celebration, especially when we explored some 'Light and Dark' activities! The Mendhi hand painting provided a great opportunity to use our 'funky fingers' as well as learning to work and communicate with a friend. We talked about different patterns and had a go at producing our own Rangoli patterns both indoors and out! We made a pot for our 'Diva Lamps' and
We welcomed a visitor into The Ark this week. Mrs Nicholls kindly came into school to talk about Christingle. The children listened to the story and shared ideas about the representation of each part of the Christingle.
We started the week on Bonfire Night and the children were keen to tell us about Firework displays they had been to or were going to. We made some firework paintings, using cardboard tubes to print patterns. We listened to some classical music at snack time by Handel: 'Music for the Royal Fireworks'. We also watched a short programme on Cbeebies about fireworks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rh7t1/woolly-and-tig-series-2-19-fireworks The snack we made was a firm fa
We hope you all enjoyed half-term. Thank you for uploading some photos of your adventures onto Tapestry. We love to see you taking your learning out and about! This week, we have enjoyed exploring all the beautiful autumnal colours as well as using different objects to paint with; pine cones, dried pasta, conkers and our fingers. Our 'Bushcraft' session enabled the children to use their 'funky fingers'. They were shown an array of different squashes and some regular pumpkins.