Spooky Going’s On. Week Beginning 30th November 2017…

Thank you to all who came dressed up for Halloween this week, it was a fantastic week and we even made the Argus! Enjoy the blog photos and have a lovely weekend. Please don’t forget to check your child’s Tapestry account.

Pumpkins and Potions…

Carving pumpkins and spooning out the gooey, wet pumpkins seeds (and eating them), the Gibbons created some spooky looking pumpkins to decorate their room for Halloween and boy did they do good! Some helped the adults carve a ‘G’ for Gibbons and others helped master scary faces to spook the rest of the people as they walked past their room. Putting fake candles inside to light up their finished products the Gibbons were very happy with themselves. Moving onto potions class, the children mixed jelly, paint and salt to make a special potion to cast over anyone and everything. spooning the mixture and mixing with their hands the Gibbons resulted in being covered in their potion themselves…(obviously). Finishing off their spooky activities with skeleton bones, sticking body shaped paper with cotton wool buds and black glue to decorate their room Halloween style. Using potatoes to stamp pumpkin faces onto paper with orange paint, the Gibbons created some lovely stamps to take home aswell as the rest of their Halloween themed artwork this week.

Remember, remember the 5th of November…

The Baboons came in this week in some great costumes and we almost didn’t recognise some of them. In their spider and skeletons costumes, the Baboons had a glow stick party dancing along to their favourite tunes and Halloween inspired songs. Getting involved in the Halloween themes, the Baboons made paper plate ghosts, sticking eyes and mouths to created various scary faces to hang around the conservatory. They drew around ghosts with coloured chalk and around their hands turning them upside down to create funny shaped spooky ghosts. What’s that smell…it’s the Baboons potion of pretend spiders, cats and eyeballs mixed into green and red jelly in big pots cooking ready for the witches and wizards to eat for their supper. From Halloween to Fireworks night this weekend, the Baboons have been talking about the fireworks they hear they night and even creating their own from toilet roll dipped in paint splattering onto the paper in a pretty firework effect….BOOOOM!!!

Watch out the Gorillas are casting a spell…

If you haven’t already seen our Instagram post, please check it out. The Gorillas for one time only made a special treat for desert of Cheesecake. The Gorillas called it ‘Union Jam’ as the jam and blueberries were decorated in a union jack style. Up at the allotment, the children were exploring the woodchip that was laid down and planted garlic bulb and investigated how their red onions were getting along from last week. The Gorillas came in dressed as all sorts this week for Halloween from skeletons to pirates to mermaids to Octonaught. They all looked fantastic and they got stuck into Halloween by carving their pumpkins with the adults. They decorated pumpkins in the Reggio Emilia area with seeds and lentils and even used the pumpkins seeds from the pumpkins they carved. The children role played in their outfits trick or treating around the room finding different objects for ‘sweets’. After Halloween the children came into nursery and spoke about the other people they saw in costumes when they went trick or treating and said Halloween was their favourite time.