This week the Blossom children have been learning all about Remembrance Day. The children have enjoyed exploring the small world Remembrance Day Tuff Tray where they have been discussing why we celebrate Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies in memory of all those who taught for us in the war. As well as exploring the small world Tuff Tray, the children have enjoyed lots of craft activities throughout the week. They began by creating their very own handprint poppy wreaths, which are hanging very proudly in the classroom. They have also been busy creating their very own Bravery Medals, by using tissue paper and copying some real medals kindly talked about by Mrs Jackson. While creating their medals they talked about the times they have been brave.
Blossom class have also been using playdough with loose parts and dried beans to create poppies. They carefully manipulated the playdough to form their poppy shapes and then proceeded to add the beans to the middle to form the seeds. As well as playdough the children have been exploring a range of messy trays, their favourite being exploring what happens when we mix water and cornflour together. They loved feeling it fall between their hands as well as scooping it, pouring it and using as cement to build different structures.
We ended the week by celebrating Children in Need, so we enjoyed doing activities inspired by Pudsey and all things spotty. We started off by colouring in our very own Pudsey masks, followed by a spot hunt around the playground. To finish off we created our very own Pudsey biscuits using yellow icing and bright coloured sprinkles!
The blossom children have also been starting to learn their Nativity song ‘A King is Born’ in preparation for their Nativity.