To launch our new topic this week we have had a Celebration day in Reception, where we have looked at some of the festivals and celebrations that are important to us. Over this topic we will be looking at how we celebrate, we may have special clothing, special foods or sometimes even a party.
When we got to school we found that the four classrooms in Reception all had a letter, it was from Miss Perrett who said that we needed to tell her all about some celebrations that she had never heard of before.
In Apple class we learnt about Bonfire night, we heard the story of Guy Fawkes and how he tried to plot to kill the king. It is now why we celebrate with fireworks to remember the explosion that he was planning. We made some great firework pictures using chalks and stamping with paint and even learnt a memorable rhyme too.
In Cherry class, we learnt about the celebrations that take place with a wedding. We talked about the service, and how there is always a party after. We talked about the clothing that people wear when they are a guest, as well as how beautiful the bride looks in her big white dress. We collaged some flowers for the brides bouquet and added detail to her dress.
In Plum class we learnt about the Hindu festival of Diwali. The have lots of beautiful celebrations, but this one is about the celebration of light. They decorate their homes to bring good luck into their lives, so we made some Diva lamps and lanterns to decorate our classrooms too.
And finally in Pear class we learnt about the Christian celebration of Christmas. We all knew lots about how we celebrate Christmas at home with our families. We talked about the food we eat and how we give gifts to the people we love. We also learnt about the true meaning of Christmas, and how the baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem. We sang some Christmas songs and made some baubles to decorate our trees and a snowy scene for our snowman. We had a really lovely day, and are looking forward to all the celebrations we will learn about this half term.