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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).

Kingfishers came back from their extended half term break full of energy and showing a really positive attitude to school. They were keen to write about what they had been doing during the holidays and enjoyed tackling maths activities learning about shapes. Wednesday's trip to Nature in Art was a real highlight of the week; they really impressed us with their independence making wire-work and wet felted butterflies in the morning and then loved exploring the sculpture garden and art gallery in the afternoon.  

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