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Week ending 9th November 2018

We have had an exciting week learning about Bonfire night. We talked about the history behind Bonfire night and how we celebrate with fireworks and a bonfire every year. We also thought about how to stay safe while we watch the fireworks.
 
The children talked about the fireworks they watched and enjoyed colouring different firework pictures. We thought about the noises the fireworks made and what sort of words we could write to describe them. The children used their phonic knowledge well to write words like pop, fizz, whiz, bang etc. We will use these to go on our class display.
 
The children also used paint and glitter to create firework paintings. They splatted the paint onto black paper. 
 
We also learnt about Diwali this week and how Hindu's celebrate this festival. The children made Rangoli patterns and learnt the story of Rama and Sita. They decided they wanted to change the colour of the rice to make their own Rangoli pattern. This grew into a class science experiment and we thought about and tested different ways to change the colour. This has been left to dry and we will use it next week for our patterns and pictures.
 
In maths this week we have been practicing our counting and how to count on from different starting points. We then began to think about adding one more and using this counting knowledge to support our calculations. 
 
In PE this week we danced like fireworks. We watched a video first and the thought about how we could move to look like exploding and spinning fireworks. 
 
On Friday we were invited into the hall for a workshop with the school of rock. This was a fantastic experience which the children really enjoyed. They were taught about the beat of the music and how to play certain instruments.