Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Handa's Surprise

This week FS2 have been enjoying the story of Handa's Surprise. You can listen to the story again yourself; here

Can you remember all the animals in the story? 

Which of the fruits have you tasted?

Monday, 19 November 2012

Mehndi Colour Mixing

Last week we celebrated Diwali and tried out Mehndi ourselves and this week we are exploring colour mixing. 

In this game you can practise your colour mixing skills whilst decorating a hand with Mehndi.

See what colours you can mix by dragging them to the palette and then click on the particular part of the hand you want to decorate in that colour.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Diwali Celebrations This Week!


What a fantastic week FS2 have had this week celebrating Diwali; The Festival of Light. 

We have learnt the story of Diwali. 

You can listen to the story of Rama and Sita again here.

In Class we have made Rangoli designs in the dough, we have made cards and lanterns and decorated biscuits.

On Monday Miss Kitchen decorated our hands with Mehndi, using henna to create the designs.

All week we have been painting traditional diya lamps, they came all the way from India!

On Thursday Yashvi's mum came in to celebrate Diwali with us. 
She re-told us the story of Diwali and brought some traditional Indian sweets for us to try but our most favourite part of the afternoon was dressing up in the traditional Indian clothes that she brought in for us. We didn't want to take them off! The girls loved the shiny mirrors and sparkly sequins on the skirts. Here are some photo's of us dressing up.

 Mrs Cameron enjoyed dressing up too. Here she is with Meika wearing a traditional sari made from pure silk.

We are very grateful to Yashvi's mum for coming in to FS2 to teach us about different aspects of Diwali. She really made the week for us and we got to experience so many new things. Thank you!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Counting on the IWB.

Last week the children enjoyed playing this game on the Interactive Whiteboard. 

Scroll down to the game called 'Fish Tank'

Fish Tank

To play; read the number and catch the same amount of fish using the net. Then click the button to check. Have fun fishing!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Our Autumn Nature Walk

Today we had a lovely afternoon. We went on a Nature Walk through Skelton Woods. We saw lots of interesting things and thought you would like to see some of our photographs from the walk.

We looked at so many things and tried to take as many photographs as possible.

We are very grateful to the mums who came to help us on the walk.

Lots of children spotted the birds nest high in the tree. Jayden explained why the birds build them so high up, 'so no one can take the eggs.'

Mrs Frisby described this tree as being, 'copper coloured.'

Korby reminded us why we shouldn't touch berries, 'These are poisonous!'

We thought of lots of different reasons why a tree might need cutting down into logs.

We saw so many different coloured leaves. 

Lots of children wanted to feel the bumpy bark of this tree. We decided it must be very old.

Lots of children had not seen holly before. We were careful not to touch the sharp points.


This tree had leaves of every colour!

Can you see the creature in the tree?

Here he is again! We enjoyed watching him jumping through the trees, but we thought he might be scared of us.

Jake found all the different shapes and colours of the leaves, very interesting.

We walked back to school along the path at the side of the road. We were very sensible crossing the road.

Bonfire Night Celebrations

This week we have been celebrating Bonfire Night during our afternoon sessions. We have talked about the fireworks we have seen and the sounds they made. We have learnt about the history of Bonfire Night and what Guy Fawkes tried to do! Most importantly, we learnt how to stay safe on Bonfire Night. We also had fun making these fantastic firework explosion paintings and added glitter to them, to give them that extra sparkle! Can you find yours?