Thursday was a great day. We completed the Walkathon and celebrated the end of our first half term together with a pumpkin party.
After 4 laps of the track playground there was some tired legs but the dancing and fun games we played during our party and some sweet treats ensured a quick recovery. Well done to all the children for their participation in the walkathon and well done and thank you to all parents for collecting sponsor money for us.
Our nocturnal animal of the week was the spider so we made some fun spider hats which we sported proudly as we walked and for our pumpkin party. We also made some beautiful lanterns and decorated spider biscuits. Let’s not forget designing our pumpkin decorations and working together to make the Butterly entry for the Satellite pumpkin carving competition.
We worked together, demonstrating our growing teamwork and cooperative skills to create a giant string spider web on the classroom carpet. We created quite a tangle in the end but it looked good.
This week we also considered how we say sorry when we have made a mistake and how to show that we really mean it. We considered how. Our words and actions hurt others, even if we say sorry. We used a paper person cut out and treated it kindly. Afterwards we treated it badly with unkind words and handling. We observed the damage and how to try to repair what we had done. We discovered that some wounds cannot heal quickly.
You could try the same thing at home. Try it with 2 apples. Handle one carefully and say lovely things to it. Set it aside. Take the other apple and handle it roughly: say unkind things to it and then set it aside for a short while. When you cut the apples, you will notice that the one treated with care is fresh and crisp on the inside as well as the outside. The other apple, may look fine on the outside but may show bruises inside. Even saying sorry cannot make the bruises go away.
This week also saw us begin the Boccia Challenge. We tried our skills in throwing and rolling balls competing the first 2 challenges.
If you are celebrating over the holiday at home with any pumpkin decorating or other autumnal crafts, we would love to see your creations. Please send us some photos. You may also like to look at Busy Things. There are lots of fabulous educational games and activities which will help to keep your child entertained while developing their skills. You will need a log in. The details are in your child’s diary folder. Access it from the school website.
Take a look at some photos of our lovely week. There is also a video of our Dark, Dark Tale story.
hoping that you all have a wonderful happy, restful and safe half term break. The team are all looking forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday 2nd November.
Can I please mind you that we will not be swimming again until January. However, we will be enjoying trips to the forest each Tuesday throughout the next half term so please make sure to be prepared with wellingtons or warm, sturdy footwear, warm and waterproof clothes.