We were so lucky to have such a lovely day for our walk to Stratford Park. The children looked for signs of autumn and completed a scavenger hunt, a colour trail and collected natural objects for the autumn crowns they made. Everyone managed the walk very well. The children have also learned about the Hindu festival of Diwali this week. They have role played in our Diwali house in the yard, made rangoli patterns using chalk, felts and crayons, made greetings cards and made diva lamps using salt dough and paint. For Anti Bullying Week the children have listened to stories and watched DVD clips on e safety. They learned about the character, Smartie the Penguin, who understands e safety, and made penguin puppets and learned a song. Parents are invited in at the end of school on Friday to hear the Merlins perform their song.