This week in Reception we have been looking at some Autumn celebrations. We have learned all about Halloween and completed lots of different Halloween activities, changed the home corner to a witches kitchen and made our own magic potions outside. We enjoyed telling our friends what we had been doing in the holidays during circle time for Halloween. The children talked about carving pumpkins, dressing up and going trick or treating. We loved seeing lots of exciting pictures of the children’s Halloween activities from home. During guided reading we read the story ‘What’s in the witches kitchen?’ The children enjoyed seeing what surprises were in the witches kitchen and practiced Fred talking words such as cat, bat, and hat. They all completed independent writing where they practiced Fred talking these words before writing them down to make up potions for their cauldron spells.
This week we also looked at Bonfire Night. We learnt that it happens on November 5th every year and to celebrate we set off fireworks and use sparklers. We watched some safety videos to learn firework rules and made sure we all knew how to be safe when watching them. We made firework paintings in the painting area using balls and fluorescent paint to roll around a tray like the explosions they make in the sky, We also made chocolate covered apples. We talked about how chocolate melts and why this happens. The children enjoyed this first cookery style session in Reception.
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