July has been an exciting month for everyone in the Big Comets!

We have been exploring different countries with our topic ‘Let’s Go around the World’; with lots of fun art work. First we visited Africa. We made salt globes and African houses. We continued our journey to Asia where we learnt what Chinese ladies wore by dressing up in a kimono. We created the Chinese and Indian flags using paint, our hand prints and shaped cutters. We decorated an Indian elephant and made Chinese lanterns. We painted pictures using bamboo from Ruth’s garden. We used different spices and herbs, some from Rockets garden, to create a picture.

Next we discovered America. We made an American flag using blue paint, red paper and white star sequins, as well as Native American hats with feathers. We continued our journey to Europe. We made paper pizzas, made the Swiss Alps with a skier, postcards, and decorated a Rooster using brightly coloured tissue paper. We also tasted different foods! Blanca brought in Spanish tortilla for us to try. Ares’ Mum made us some Tifopitkia (cheese and filo pastry) from Crete. We also tried food from France; some crepes and biscuits. From there we travelled to Australia. We made koalas and kangaroos out of paper plates and a surfer. Our next destination is Antarctica!

We have enjoyed getting our hands messy making Mount Everest out of shaving foam. Water play has been very refreshing in the hot weather and making ice creams in the sand outside.

We have done a few brilliant experiments. The first one was pouring vinegar, red food colouring and bicarbonate of soda into volcano which Rockets had made from clay. We watched it explode and erupt! Secondly we made lava lamps using food colouring, oil, water and Alka Seltzer tablets. It was fascinating watching the liquid bubble and turn into a tornado. Lastly we put Skittle sweets around a bowl, poured warm water over the sweets and watched the colours flow out, making pretty patterns. We also put red and yellow skittles together and watched the water turn orange.

On the 4th July we did an ice melting experiment, using red, white and blue ice, and listened to the American national anthem.

Little Stars were very lucky to have a special visitor come to see us too. We were visited by a dog for the blind, called Delboy and his owner, the lovely Hazel. Delboy’s owner explained to the children what a guide dog can do to help people. Some of the children stroked Delboy.

We have to say a big well done to Sam and Evelyn who were friends of the week!

Lots of Big comets children have done some incredible things and put our golden rules into practice this month and achieved 10 stamps on their reward chart. So we are saying a very big well done to Evelyn, Eva, Kai, Xavier, Ares, Jack, Sam, Porter, Penny, Archie and Maisie.

Kristina bear was taken home by Aster, Jack and Xavier too!

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