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Preschool focus on 'Understanding the World'

It has been a busy, busy week in Preschool!

We have had the opportunity to focus on the curriculum area, ‘Understanding the World’ with lots of cooking and creative activities. 

The children learnt about firework safety and how to keep themselves safe around fireworks. They made some fantastic glitter pictures as well as designing their own rockets. Lots of glue and glitter were involved. Mrs Winfield and Mrs Mackay helped the children to make bonfire toffee apples. The toffee was a great success and the children were fascinated at how the sugar and water changed as it got hot and then hardened as it cooled. However, our saucepan will never be the same again!

The Hindu festival of light, Diwali gave us the opportunity to listen to the story of Rama and Sita and then make Rangoli Patterns. The children learnt about symmetry and named shapes they could see in the patterns.

On Friday we focussed on Remembrance Day and the children joined in with many different activities. They noticed that the adults were wearing poppies and we discussed why the poppy is a symbol of remembrance. The children learnt about the brave soldiers and joined in with a group discussion about who their hero is.

We would love to see any of your fireworks or Diwali pictures.

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