Easter fun in the classroom for Worlingham pupils
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Children at Worlingham Primary school have been embracing the spirit of Easter by taking part in a range of creative activities.
Reception teachers Sarah Webster and Claire Howard have spent the last fortnight exploring the spring theme with the four and five-year-olds.
And on Tuesday, each classroom was awash with tables of Easter-themed crafts as the pupils got to grips with making nests using clay, twigs and straw and bright seasonal hangings using a balloon, string and wool.
Pupils were asked to identify an Easter object using phonic sounds written on pebbles, label spring flowers, practice their number sentences using toy chicks and rabbits and cut out different types of eggs to match them to the animal they come from.
A miniature display scene attracted the youngsters’ attention as they opened small plastic eggs to reveal sentences inside, which they were asked to recount and turn into a little story.
Pupils also had the chance to make chicks, an Easter cross and a rabbit-shaped bag, as well as spend time in Miss Webster’s indoor garden drawing and reading while sitting on logs and enjoying the pretty daffodils and tulips.
Miss Webster said: “The children have really enjoyed the theme. We have also done a lot of outside learning where they got a chance to create an Easter garden in our Forest School area, as well as hearing about the Easter story.”
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The week culminated with a whole school non-uniform day on Wednesday and on Thursday reception children enjoyed an outdoor egg hunt.