This term we are working on a Science topic based on the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. We started this today by hearing the story and discussing it. We read a couple of versions and then tried retelling it to each other. We made mini flap books to help us to remember what happens.
We have a dressing up role play area this term where the children are pretending to be the Emperor trying out new clothes and creative combinations !
This week we are finding out what it is like to celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world. Yesterday we looked at lots of places and spent the afternoon making Poinsettia flowers that are used in celebrations in Mexico. Today we have been lucky to have a presentation from Mrs Lichter who taught us about Christmas in Serbia. We heard how Christmas is celebrated two weeks later and that Father Christmas comes on New Years Eve. We heard about the fasting that takes place and some of the special foods. We learnt how to greet others in Serbian at Christmas time.
We also tried apple dipped in honey which is a traditional treat eaten at the midnight mass service on Christmas Eve.
** Don’t forget we would love to hear some children tell us about Christmas in different countries that are special to their families. If you have any links with other places please help them to prepare a short ‘talk’ for Wednesday morning.
This week was are working hard to perform our Christmas production of Ralph the Reindeer. The children all look amazing in their costumes, thanks Mums and dads for providing them. We look forward to seeing you at one of the performances.
This afternoon Canon Larkey came into Sycamore Class to help make Christingle candles for our Christingle service tomorrow morning. The children listened carefully to the instructions and all produced a wonderful Christingle orange. Ask your child about the meaning of all its components.
Today we changed our woodland visit to a Woodborough village walk. The Sycamores followed a map they were given, trying to spot landmarks as they went along. The children added a few more details to make our map even better. Great map work. Nobody got lost!