We have been finding out all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. We watched children preparing for and celebrating Diwali. We then made our own Diva lamps and Mehndi patterns. Our lamps were very twinkly!
NEXT WEEK (wb: 16th October)
Number of the week - 5. Mrs Jennings favourite number! At home you can support your child to touch count objects, find the number 5 around the house or whilst you are out and about and why not try to collect objects in sets of fives. Try making a number 5 with leaves/twigs/pine cones etc.
Letter sound of the week - 'i' - How many things can your child think of that begin with i? Do you have a toy that begins with 'i'?
Try making lots of letter 'i's for your child to decorate or make something that begins with the letter 'i' with Playdough/saltdough.
Colour of the week - green, - please bring something green into Nursery (named) for our Colour Of The Week display.
International Fairy Tea Party Day
We were visited by a fairy who left us a rhyming note. She told us that she had set lots of fun fairy activities set up in Nursery for us to enjoy, then we were very surprised when we went outside because the fairy had also left a 'fairy tea party!' We enjoyed eating tiny fairy cakes, crispies, sandwiches and mini treats. A fun day was had by all!!
Please remember from week 4 (WB: 25.09.17) we will be using the whole of the school grounds fortnightly on a Tuesday for Outdoor Learning experiences.
Your children will need to bring appropriate clothing to keep warm and dry and please ensure that they have their wellington boots at school.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Why are we doing this?
An approach to outdoor learning that considers experiences rather than equipment places children at the centre of the provision being made. (taken from The Early Years Foundation Stage - Effective Practice: Outdoor Learning)
Effective practice outdoors involves providing opportunities for children in meaningful, engaging experiences that support their development in all areas of the curriculum.This will include opportunities for children to:
be excited, energetic, adventurous, noisy, messy
talk, listen, interact, make friends
imagine, dream, invent, fantasise
create, invent, construct, deconstruct
investigate, explore, discover, experiment with their own ideas and theories
make sounds and music, express ideas and feelings
find patterns, make marks, explore different media and materials
investigate concepts and ideas
be active, run,climb, pedal, jump, throw
dig, grow, nurture, cultivate
hide, relax, find calm, reflect
have responsibility, be independent, collaborate with others.
Outdoor learning will happen throughout the time your child spends with us at Morpeth All Saints. Every child experiences this in the curriculum on a fortnightly basis. The children have access to the school garden which includes raised vegetable and fruit beds, a butterfly garden, a pond, the wildlife garden and the 'new' reflective area. We are adding to our provision all the time!
Please look on the website in the menu - Our School - Outdoor Learning for photographs and links to experiences your child may have had.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page