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Curriculum Newsletters 2022-2023

This week we have explored lots of autumn activities, from shapes stuck in cob webs, to autumn stories, crafts and even a sensory campfire in class! We have had so much fun using all our senses to explore different autumnal activities!

We have been exploring percussion in music this half term - we have explored glitter on drums and painting with drum sticks to a beat. We then looked at body percussion and clapped with shaving foam/stomped in puddles, we enjoyed some non-instrumental percussion finding different items to use as drums and finished by making our own drums and monkey drums! It was a very loud week but lots of fun!

In Art we looked at making mixed media family trees. We first made our own recycled paper, we painted on textured wall paper and then collaged on our family photos.

We have been looking at our sensory story 'In Every House on Every Street'. We have explored sensory trays to match each room in the house and looked at what we do in the kitchen baking cakes to having bubble baths in the bathroom!

In RE this week, we have been looking at Hindu Dharma at how worship might help us remember what is important. We started the week looking at different people, items and celebrations might be important to us. We then looked at ways to show our appreciation for those that are important to us. We finished the week with a sensory session looking at the ritual of Puja, and looking at how Hindu's may offer flowers and fruits as part of their ritual. We explored flowers frozen in ice, made fruits salads and had our feet washed whilst listening to traditional music and smelling different incense.

This week we have been looking at plants in Science. Each day we have explored a different part of the plant life cycle through sensory activities. We have looked at seeds, leaves, edible plants/herbs, the importance of sun, water and soil for plants and the different parts to a plant such as the petals and the stems. We made some petal collages, some sunflower paintings, our own herb playdough and a poppy seed and lemon cake. We also explored using our senses through some messy play trays, a herb cutting station and planting our own seeds which we hope will grow!

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