Welcome to Badger Class
Our class teacher is Mrs Balfour.
We are the Reception class.
We have looked at Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Light. This festival allows Jewish people to remember a Miracle many years ago, when God made the oil in the lamp last for 8 days when they only had enough to last 1 day. In order to remember this Jewish people light a candle every night for eight nights during this festival. The candlestick they use is called a menorah. As it was the second Festival of Light that we had looked at, we made candles out of broken crayons to go with our Diva Lights which we had made when we looked at Diwali. We also had some kosher biscuits and apple sauce, and some jam doughnuts which is some of the food eaten by Jewish people when they celebrate Hanukkah.
Wow! What a busy half term we have had!
we have been reading The Jolly Postman and different fairy tales that feature in it. We read Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. We have also read The Gingerbread Man.
We learnt about Guy Fawkes Night and why we celebrate it. We also learnt a poem:
Remember, Remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason, why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot!
We made firework pictures using oil pastels and glitter, experimenting with different lines such as zig zags, wavy and straight lines.
We learnt about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light. We made Diva Lights out of clay. Once they had dried we painted them with bright colours and sprinkled them with glitter to make them sparkle like lights.