Wow! What a fantastic day the children had at Dunham Massey! Even before they set of they were chatting about what they will see on our walk. Conkers, leaves, acorns and all the different Autumn colours of the leaves. They wanted to look for any animals in dens and underlogs that could be hibernating. We saw mole hills - but no moles! We were hoping to see deer... and we did! It was amazing...as we sat under a tree eating carrots for our snack we were lucky enough to see 2 deer cautiously strole past us wondering if they were going to be given a carrot as a snack. The children were then invited to try on reindeer antlers!
After a busy day collecting 'autumn treasure' we left Dunham Massey having just missed the down pour of rain. I'm sure they children will have slept very well - some children just couldn't wait and fell asleep on the way home!
A good day was had by all.
This week in RE the children have been learning that October is the Month of the Holy Rosary.
They have been practising how to make the sign of the cross and learning that the Rosary is used to say prayers to Mary the mother of Jesus. They have all made their own Rosary beads to say their prayers in school and so that they may use it for their prayers at home.
This week in Craft club the children have been using the fallen autumn leaves to make collages of hedgehogs. They had lots to talk about - the sounds the leaves made as they ripped and scrunched them - "crunchy". The beautiful autumn colours that the leaves had turned - "yellow and red" and how "rough and hard" the leaves were before sticking them on their hedgehogs.