'Share God's love, shine God's light, we're pumpkin heroes and we shine real bright'.
This week we have been pumpkin heroes and have been introduced to Patch the Pumpkin. We learned that his heart glows when he shows kindness and believes in others. His message teaches us the importance of believing in others -- just as God has chosen and believes in all of us. It has been lovely to light your carved pumpkins to spread this message and shine God's light and love into the world. Today we enjoyed a science experiment. Using vinegar and baking powder we LOVED making our pumpkins pour God's love (erupt) into the world!
Throughout the week we have also enjoyed lots of pumpkin activities. We created our own patch the pumpkin remembering to give him a heart. We used small pumpkins to roll and create marks and explored colour mixing. We have enjoyed using shape to give our pumpkins a face. Developed our gross and fine motor skills by hammering pins into pumpkins. We were introduced to the letter sound 'p' and practiced forming the letter using chalk on pumpkins and pen on paper. We have explored the inside of a pumpkin; we used knives to chop the pumpkin and have used our hands to scoop out seeds. We then roasted the seeds and tasted them as part of our snack – yummy!
This week we have also been celebrating our differences and talking about what makes us unique as part of Black History Month. We read the story 'The Mega Hair Swap' by Rochelle Humes. This is a story about two friends who have just one wish – to have each other's hair. When their wish is granted they soon discover that they don't like their new hair and quickly learn that "being you is what makes you special". We then talked about what makes us special and what we are thankful for.... "I have long hair", "A nice smile", "Eyes", "I have a sister called Maisie that's what make me special".
Thank you for all your wonderful effort with dressing as a pumpkin each day, it has been a perfect way to end our first half term together.
Enjoy your break and have a restful week our little pumpkins.
Tara, Libby and Ashleigh x