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Christmas time, Smelly Toes and Slime…

It’s Christmas! In RR the hard work really hasn’t let up! We’ve had such a busy schedule!

We attended our very first Christingle ceremony at St Micheal’s Church. We made our own Christingles using oranges, Candles, cocktail sticks and sweets. We talked about the meaning and significance behind the each item. Take a look at the picture below, which describes the symbolism behind the Christingle.

 

We’ve also been really busy creating the  our tree decorations for the Christmas Bazaar. We used salt dough to make them! Salt dough is really easy to make and air dries too, so there was no need to put them in the oven. It just takes an little longer for them to dry.

We used:

1 cup of flour.

1/2 a cup of salt

1/2 a cup of water.

(This is a very basic recipe. You can find some brilliant ideas and recipes that use food colouring and spices to make the dough a little more exciting.)

To begin with the mixture seems to form a crumble, however if you keep working it it will eventually turn into quite a stiff dough. Then your ready to go! We used cookie shape cutters to make ours, but if you don’t have those you can definitely experiment. Just remember that thicker dough will need longer to dry out completely. Once they were dry, we used normal acrylic paint to really make them stand out! We even topped them off with Glitter.

We had a marvellous time making Christmas cards to take home to the people that are special to us! We had a look at some example cards and talked about what kinds of pictures we might put on the front of them. We had some great discussions about Christmas too, talking about the different ways we celebrate it, and what the celebration of Christmas actually means. We really used lots of skills in making our cards as unique as they could be. We had images that we could cut and stick, we had stencils we could draw our favourite Christmas figures from, and tons of glitter!! We love Glitter! I think we probably have the most sparkly cards…Ever! The best thing is that the cards we made were totally designed and made by us, and the final outcomes are wonderful! We cant wait to show them to you!

Christmas Jumper day has been a real treat! We’ve loved wearing our favourite festive fleeces. We have also been having our pictures taken with our special friends in the class. We had a think about why these friends are special to us too. A lot of us just like playing with them. Talking about why we like someone is a little tricky; although a lot of can say what we like to do with that person; the idea that another person has a quality that we like about them is a more abstract concept which we’ll need to work on a little more…

Check out those big smiles!!

 

One Comment

  1. Miss Daly
    Posted December 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm | #

    Wow! Looks like a fantastic Christmas in reception!

    Merry Christmas from 5D x

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