A big Merry Christmas from St John Class. We hope you have a wonderful, restful and joyful Christmas!
The Very Grumpy Sheep
The Key Stage 1 staff are so proud of all the children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who helped to make our Nativity amazing. It is safe to say that the Grumpy Sheep wasn't the only one smiling at the end of our Nativity. Well done to the children for all your hard work and thank you to all the parents and carers for all the help you have put in to supporting our Nativity preparations and success.
We have been learning all about India this term. As part of our topic work and during cooking week, St John made samosas. We were able to carefully read and follow the instructions. We were able to practise skills such as: peeling and chopping vegetables. We also made sure that we were hygienic and safe throughout our session. The teachers were very impressed with the job the children did and the children certainly enjoyed sampling the finished products! Delicious!
Our key text this week is Pattan's Pumpkin. We have been exploring the characters and setting. We have used the story to make inferences. We wrote diary entries in the role of the main characters to describe the disastrous flood.
To launch our topic, India, St John celebrated Diwali. We learnt all about the meaning of Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. We explored how Diwali is celebrated in India today and compared this with some celebrations that we have. We also created our very own rangoli patterns and made little Diva Lamps using clay. We had so much fun learning all about the Festival of Light and are so excited to learn more as we continue with our topic.
This week St John had some exciting news. When we returned to our classroom after baking our gingerbread men, some of them had escaped across our classroom. We used the footage to adapt and write our own versions of the traditional tale.