KS1 Sparkle and Shine

8th November 2017
A huge thank you to all those who supported our 'Sparkle & Shine' event . The day was arranged to give the children an opportunity to investigate light in its many forms and to learn how it influences religion, history, tradition and scientific thinking. The children had a wonderful afternoon learning about Diwali from our Ash class Teaching Assistant, Mrs Malhotra.
After the children had left for the day, the Sparkle and Shine team whipped into action to set up for the evening events! The children completed different activities connected to light on a carousel, enabling all children to access every activity. Mrs Daniels and Miss Rose taught the children about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of Light. They then made a Star of David from twigs and tissue paper.
Mrs Farrar taught the children about Glow bugs and the children then made their own bug! They really enjoyed testing them out, especially as it was so dark!
Miss Johnson and Mrs Budgen investigated fireworks through art. 
Outside, Mr Howse and Miss Akehurst were busy cooking sausages, toasting marshmallows over the fire and making smores!
This was such a wonderful learning experience for the children and we must thank all the parents who gave up their time to help throughout the day. A very big thank you to Mrs Russell, who helped with the admin of this event and to Mrs Wormald, for providing the fire pit, which she has kindly donated to the school! None of this would have been possible without the organisational skills of Mrs Farrar! Thank you Mrs Farrar for arranging such an outstanding event. Beech class were so inspired that they wrote a review!
"This week we had Sparkle and Shine at school where we made glow bugs using pipe cleaners, bottles and glow sticks. We made stars with tissue paper and sticks which we are going to hang on our Christmas trees. We ate hotdogs and smores and they were delicious! And we made fire work pictures. It was really good fun and a little bit scary in the dark." By Benji and Ben