Kingfishers really enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday. They had all made a big effort to dress up as favourite book characters and had a lot of fun working out who everybody was - George was voted the best homemade outfit, as Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Thank you to all those Kingfishers who took part in 'Ready, Steady, Read' too - hope you enjoyed spending your reward vouchers at the Usborne Book Fair. Don't forget to use your free World Book Day voucher before 27th March too - every child has been given one of these and you can exchange them at bookshops for a free World Book Day book - or use them to get £1 off any other book you choose!
This week the Kingfishers have started their new topic "Islands". We began the week by defining the meaning of an island. We then created passport pages about the islands we have visited. These included some exciting islands such as New Zealand, Gran Canaria and Guernsey. We are now learning about the Isle of Coll during both our topic and literacy work through exploring the stories of Katie Morag.
Kingfishers have been very excited to return to school and discover their new topic is all about Toys! They have enjoyed exploring the toys in our class toy shop and produced some wonderful sketches and paintings of these in their Art this week. We have asked the children if they would each like to bring in a favourite toy sometime over the next few days for 'Show and Tell'. We have also welcomed Miss Cole to the class. She is a student teacher who will be doing her final placement in our class over the next 8 weeks.
Kingfishers have been learning about the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, which took place this week. They produced their own symmetrical Rangoli patterns, were fascinated to find out about the story of Rama and Sita and created some detailed Mehndi designs (which are traditionally used to decorate hands).