By langhampreschool, Oct 21 2017 03:56PM
This week we have been comparing the sizes and weights of the pumpkins that were kindly donated to us by Tesco Highwoods for the children to carve for our Autumn Pumpkin Party on Thursday 26th October. The children had fun scooping out the contents of some pumpkins which we used to make pumpkin soup. For our soup we also added potato, salt, pepper, paprika spice, water and a stock cube. The children were able to taste the soup for snack and we decided to buy some bread from the Community Shop (on site) to dip into the soup.
On our return after the half term break, we will be carving another pumpkin to enter the Shepherd’s Public House ‘jack-o-lantern’ competition.
This week we have also been celebrating the Hindu Festival Diwali (festival of lights). The children have enjoyed the experience of exploring clay and becoming aware of the changes in the clay between wet and dry / soft and hard to make a diva lamp, which they were then able to paint.
The children decorated a rangoli design with coloured rice. Rangoli is a traditional Indian art of decorating the entrance to a house and is thought to bring good luck. Using pasta, dried peas and lentils the children made their own patterns by placing them on clay they had flattened with their hands.
Books, Posters and Videos helped the children to grasp a better understanding of the Diwali Hindu festivities.
The Pre-School returns on Monday 30th October, however, why not join us for our Annual Autumn Pumpkin Party this Thursday for lots of fun. Everyone is welcome.