The busy month of November

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 1:03pm

With December rapidly approaching I thought it a good time to round up what we have been up to during November.  October half term holidays and Halloween well and truly behind us but we have had no shortage of inspirational events and celebrations to keep us going throughout the month of November.  Children started the month with an explosion of firework arts and crafts followed by a number of Diwali based crafts including Diya lamps, cards, elephant puppets and Diwali urns.



We also spent a number of sessions commemorating our war heroes and made poppies, cards and peace doves to show our respect.



We spent some time looking at anti-bullying week through a selection of colouring sheets/books which brought about some very interesting conversation and helped children understand what it is to be a good friend.  It was extremely valuable for children to open up about how certain words and situations make them feel and consider the feelings of others at the same time.


Friday 16th was Children in Need day. It was great to see all the children dressed in their own clothes and remain so sensible at the same time (which isn’t always the case!)  Children made some fabulous Pudsey masks complete with spotty bandanas and also decorated a selection of dotty cupcakes to take home.



This week we have been celebrating Thanksgiving and have spent a lot of time talking about what we are thankful for.  We have made Pilgrim and Indian puppets, a thankful tree, thanksgiving cards and leafy turkey stick puppets.



Despite the wet and cold weather, sports clubs have continued to run, all be it in the hall. Being in the hall has been an excellent opportunity for some of our less confident club goers to join in and give football, dodgeball and gymnastics a go which is lovely to see.  Let’s just hope everyone is so keen when the sports clubs go back outside (although I wouldn’t blame them for staying inside during this cold spell!!)

With just one week to go before advent we are planning to take part in a number of activities to celebrate St Andrew’s Day … then, let the Christmas countdown begin…!!