this week we are learning about thanksgiving and how important it is to be thankful for the kind things people do for us and to be kind in return.
We made a thankful tree where we wrote who we were thankful for on a leaf and added it to the tree.
This week will see the start of our adventure beginning in India of all places with the celebration of Diwali. We have our very own Indian restaurant in the classroom and will be celebrating the story and culture of Diwali with the children.
To support the learning you could ask your children the following questions;
Where do Zane and Anniyah live?
Who did they meet?
What is the festival of Diwali? (festival of light)
Who were Rama and Sita?
What happened in the story of Diwali?
While the children won't remember every detail they may elaborate on some areas more than others and the events and ideas that they enjoyed most.
This week children will be exploring the celebration of 'Bonfire Night'.
We will be building their own fireworks out of craft materials and exploring firework sounds in order to write short CVC words such as 'pop', 'fizz' and 'bang' etc..
Children will also be getting the opportunity to experience a 'fire-pit' and toast their own marshmallow and hold their own sparkler under one to one supervision.
Children have now completed most of the Set 1 Read Write Inc letter sounds and will be revising these in order to consolidate knowledge.
Things to do at home;
Explore the sights and sounds of bonfire night.
Read some bonfire themed stories.
Practise letter sounds with your child.
This week we will also be exploring the number 6 and meeting sir 6.
There is a very nice detective numberblocks episode on BBC catch-up involving number 6 and number 9 which children would very much enjoy.