Russell Robins remember

I hope you had a lovely half term and we extend a warm welcome to our new Robin and her family. 

Our topics in Russell Robins this week were Diwali, Fireworks, Remembrance and World Science Day. The children have certainly had a super busy week and although the weather has been quite wet, we have still enjoyed the great outdoors. One of our favourite activities is walking through the woods on our way to the Outdoor Classroom. We packed the class bag and set off, exploring and listening to autumnal sounds on our way. There was lots of excitement when I mentioned the words hot chocolate treat. The children sat beautifully and waited patiently for their warming drinks, just what was needed on a chilly, wet day. As the leaves are falling, it is now much easier to spot the trains going past, especially as we have some keen trainspotters!

The children have been super creative, adding lots of colour to their Rangoli patterns. They used cotton buds to add paint and they used their funky fingers to peel back sparkly stickers. Afterwards we watched a video on the CTOUCH called Rama and Sita. We spoke about the Festival of Light and Diva lamps and how they link to the story by lighting the way back home for Rama and Sita. I thought it would be nice to combine the Festival of Light with the Skittle Experiment as the colours resembled fireworks. Lots of fun was had watching the colours separate from the Skittles as they moved closer to the middle of the plate.   

There was also lots of exciting news from home and it was lovely to share the Home/ School Journals together during snack time. There have been some fabulous holidays and visits to the cinema to see the new Paw Patrol film. It was nice to read some news that one of our Robins visited his grandparents (Famor) to check on his seeds which he took home from class. This was wonderful to read as it shows that our activities are also continued at home with the children’s families.