Let’s Celebrate!!

This half term we are learning about different celebrations. We are learning about why and how we celebrate.

Have a look at some of the fun activities we did whilst learning about the different celebrations

Let’s Celebrate Bonfire night

This week our focus was on Bonfire night. We learned the story of Guy Fawkes and how he tried to blow up the King of England. We also learning about how this beautiful festival is celebrated.

Firework art

Firework dough

Firework counting

Firework Threading

Let’s Celebrate Remembrance

This week we have been learning about Remembrance day. We learned about why we celebrate this day, and about the soldiers that have fought in the wars, and are still fighting in wars to keep us safe. We also learned more about how it is celebrated, and the importance of the poppy as a symbol of remembering the soldiers.

Poppy art

We made lots of poppy pictures. We used lots of red and green loose parts to make some fantastic loose part poppies

Poppy and soldier style counting fun

Poppy planting

we planted some poppy seeds and are busy watching them grow.

Soldier play

Medal exploration

We were lucky enough to see some real life soldier medals from the first world war. we made some of our own medals to send to some of the soldiers to day thank you

Let’s Celebrate Children in Need

This week we have been celebrating with Pudsey bear, and raising money for Children in need. This is such an important charity and close to the hearts of our children at Southwick. With the support of out parents and carers we are raising money to support some amazing local charities for example Pennywell Youth project, Sunderland Careers center, Grace house, Parker Trust and Sunderland AFC Foundation of light.

We made cakes and took part in lots of fun activities.

We all had a ‘Spotacular’ Children In Need Day.  Everyone looked fabulous in their yellow and spotty clothes!

We raised an absolutely amazing, £!

Thank you so much to all the pupils and their parents for the generous donations.

Let’s Celebrate Halloween

We have been learning more about the spook-tacular festival of Halloween.

Spooky Reading and Potions

We have loved listening to and reading the story ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. It is an amazing story and we were all able to join in with the actions and the repeated refrains.

We also used the recipe the width uses to make her broom to try to make our own potion. We were all amazed at the results, although it never to make a flying broomstick!

Witchy role play

Frighteningly good Art

We made lots of lovely witch inspired art. Some children recreated witches using the dough, others painted pictures.

Shape witches

The children used 2d shapes to make these amazing witches. Some children were able to name the shapes, others were able to talk about the shapes of the objects using every day langue such as pointy and round.

Let’s Celebrate Christmas

The Nativity

In key groups we have been learning about why we celebrate Christmas. We have been reading the story of the first Christmas and have learned that Christians believe that a long long time ago a baby called Jesus, who was the son of God, was born in Bethlehem in a manager

We have been taking part in our own version Nativity story. It was called ‘Angel Express”. We were all angels. Don’t we look heavenly!!!

Christmas Craft

We have also been doing lots of crafts ready for Christmas. We have made cards Baubles, and tea light holders and even a calendar to give to our grown ups to say Merry Christmas.

One More Sleep

As a special treat for working so hard in the Nativity today we went to the the Gala theatre to watch an amazing pantomime. We went to Durham on the minibuses and wore our Christmas jumpers. We all looked super festive.

The pantomime was called One More Sleep and was about a little girl who gets lost in the snow but makes some amazing friends as she makes her way home. We had so much fun singing and dancing and we even had a real life snow ball fight.

It was an amazing experience for us and we hope we will get to go again next year.

Christmas Wonderland

Today our grown ups cam with us to school. We took part in some amazing festive activities.

Look at what we got up to!!




Christmas Party

Our last bit of fun was our Christmas party!! We all looked fabulous and had a real good time!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!


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