Light and Dark
The children have been very busy taking part in lots of fun and exciting activities based around our topic 'Light and Dark'. They have been learning about why we have day and night and enjoyed using a globe and a torch to investigate how when the Earth spins on its axis, half the planet has daytime when it faces the sun whilst the other half has night because it it facing away from the sun. Excellent investigating!
We have also been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali and how it is celebrated around the world. The children had great fun re-enacting the legend of Rama and Sita and made some wonderful clay diya lamps.
Finally, to support our work on nocturnal animals the children took part in an amazing nocturnal animal workshop. They were excited to have the opportunity to observe and touch some nocturnal animals from around the world: Charlotte the tarantula, Toby the tenrec, Benji the skunk and Kiwi the Burmese python.
The workshop was thoroughly enjoyed by all!