Amber Class have been learning about repeating patterns. We looked at the work of William Morris and how he created repeating patterns. We designed our own printing tiles and then printed a repeating pattern. We found that the ink was very sticky and made a satisfying noise when you rolled the roller. We also found that using the tile with different colours mixed the colours to create orange, brown, green and purple.
With the nights drawing in, it is the time for festivals of light. We have been learning about the story and Rama and Sita and how Hindus light diva lamps to represent light overcoming dark and good overcoming evil. We made our own diva lamps from clay and decorated them with beads.
Amber Class have been learning about ideas about nature in different religions. We learnt about how Jewish people build sukkahs and live in them for eight days to remember how the Israelites lived in the desert and to become closer to nature and to God.
We used sticks that we collected on our autumn walk and other materials to build our own sukkah.
Amber Class have been learning all about autumn. We went on a walk to the woods to spot signs of autumn. We also collected ingredients to make mud pies and thought about the language we need for instructions before writing our own instructions to make a mud pie.
In RE we have been learning about the Christian creation story. We built the creation story in the quiet area and then we rested and thought about how God gave us the job to look after nature.
In Art, we have been looking at mandalas. We noticed that mandalas are symmetrical. We have also been thinking about being thankful for nature in RE. We went outside and found natural objects to create our own mandalas, making sure that each section looked the same.
Our mandalas are amazing! Nature is awesome!