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 have had great fun this week doing lots of creative activities. Earlier in the week they enjoyed making clay tiles engraved with castles and after that they designed and made some fantastic box model castles complete with turrets and drawbridges. But the highlight was definitely when they came to school dressed up as knights, princesses and other castle figures, including a servant girl and a wizard, to act out their very own hobby-horse jousting tournament!