SEPTEMBER

WELCOME BACK

04/09/23 –

A glorious first day back to School today. ☀️

We had fun playing outside and getting to know new friends. We learnt what ‘houses’ we were in at Fusion and how to earn House Points, found a jumpy frog in the pond and got back into the routine again! 🐸🎯🎳🏡👈🏼

September

A busy day of cool and shady activities today. Ice panting, pond dipping, water play and some sewing in the shade.

07/09/23-

Our Receptions have settled in really well this week learning the Fusion routine and having fun!

Well done super stars 🤩⭐️☀️

ROSH HASHANNAH

ROALD DAHL DAY

Rosh Hashanah ☪️
At Fusion this week we have been celebrating the Jewish Festival – Rosh Hashanah and learning about the New Year. We made some honey biscuit to celebrate a sweet new year, we played Bingo with symbols of the festival and made our own ‘Shofar’ which is a rams horn trumpet which is used to symbolise religious ceremonies!

Roald Dahl week! 🐊💉🦒
Can you work out what animals are from what book?
Did you know…..
⭐️He invented more than 500 new words and character names.
⭐️He wrote most of his books in his garden shed.
⭐️One of his most famous books almost had a different name.
⭐️His books were inspired by the people and things around him.
⭐️Roald Dahl fought in WW2 and was a spy.

PIRATE DAY

PEACE DAY

YOM KIPPUR

20/09/23
🏴‍☠️Ahoy there.. we celebrated International talk like a pirate day.
We had to find all the gold that was hidden around the playground. We walked the plank, made pirate hats and treasure maps, read a pirate story, learnt about famous pirates and even worked out what our pirate name was and some pirate phrases.🏴‍☠️

21/09/23
World Peace Day ✌🏽☮️🕊️
Did you know…. The main significance of celebrating the International Day of Peace Day or World Peace Day is to foster a culture of peace and non-violence across global communities.

LETTER S WEEK

Letter S week
We decorated spinners and watched the colours merge together.
Snakes….we decorated snakes, made snake pasta shapes and found facts about snakes. 🐍
Sunflower pictures 🌻
Board games that begin with letter S- snakes and ladders 🐍🪜, Incy winsy spider 🕸️🕷️, story boxes, shopping list game 🛍️🛒

Letter S week-
Super hero puzzles 🦸‍♂️🧩, sand and diggers, sun catchers ☀️. We read books that began with the letter s and counted how many s words we could find!

Letter S week
Fruit Salad game 🍒🍓🍇🍎🍑
Space hoppers
Strawberry cheesecake 🍓🧀🍰
Sensory spaghetti 🍝
Space rockets and space people 🔭🪐☄️🛸👽🚀

Letter S week
Letter S- smoothie 🍒🍓🍇🍌🥝🥭🫐

Letter S week-
Letter S week!
We made slime, sunflowers 🌻where we measured our bodies for the stalks 📏🌾
We matched up some smelly socks and hung them on the line 🧦🧺

Letter S week!
Spin art with the paints 🎨🖌️
Sensory area to chill out in
Squirrel craft 🐿️
Sunflowers 🌻

SPACE WEEK

Space week 🔭🪐☄️🛸👽🚀
We made Moon sand by mixing tbsp of flour to 1tbsp of oil. 🌕⏳
Build a rocket ship and made Galaxies in a jar 🌌🪐

SPACE WEEK 🔭🪐☄️🛸👽🚀
Did you know… 1 tsp of neutron star weighs the same as the human population. …

SPACE WEEK 🔭🫐🪐☄️🛸👽
At breakfast club we used balloons covered in paint and popped them to make the solar system!
Did you know…. On Mercury a day is twice as long as a year. …

SPACE WEEK🔭👽🪐☄️🛸🚀🌌
Did you know there are 88 official constellations 🌌

FOOD AROUND THE WORLD

We have been looking at food from around the world.
We have had Plantain crisps, made Sushi, ate spring rolls and looked at fruit around the world making fruit kebabs. We tried new flavours and learnt new skills. 🍌🍓🫐🍍🥑🌮🍱🍣

Food Around The World🌏
As well as sushi, pakoras and other foods we have made this week. We made spring rolls and guacamole 🥑

This week we have been making cakes! We practiced different types of icing and frosting using different methods.
Did you know…. 🧁🍰
The term ‘cupcake’ was originally used in the late 19th century for cakes made from ingredients measured by the cupful. The traditional pound cake recipe was easy to remember for its pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of flour, and a pound of eggs. Likewise, the name “cupcake” comes from how the recipe was measured: 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs.!

BLACK HISTORY

ANTI BULLYING

Black History Month
Black History Month is a special time to reflect on the contributions and achievements of Black leaders, past and present, to inspire future contributions, innovation, and achievements.

Activities to support anti-bullying, we have been thinking about how we can be a good friend

HALLOWEEN

Belated Halloween activity! Practicing our icing skills with spooky cupcakes 🕷️🕸️🧁🎂🎃

Halloween activities! 🎃
Witches potion making station- the children were experimenting with different textures and resources to make their potions 🧪👻🧙‍♀️

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃👻💀
Did you know…. People originally carved turnips instead of pumpkins.

REMEMBRANCE DAY

DIWALI

DIWALI

Lest we forget 🎗️

Diwali 🔯🛕🪷🪔
This week we have been celebrating Diwali. We made delicious Mango Lassi and Shaheda brought in her saris to show us how to wear one and showed us different types of them!

Diwali 🪔🔯🛕🪷

LETTER T WEEK

Letter T week
We have been playing in tents 🎪🏕️, playing with magnetic tiles, thumb print pictures 👍🏽👎🏻 and learning about our teeth 🦷🪥😬
Did you know- About a third of each tooth is underneath your gums. This is why keeping your gums healthy is as important.

Letter T activity = tomatoes 🍅🥫🔨
The children joined in with a sensory tomatoe activity where we used lots of diacritics language such as juicy, squishy, smooth etc…. And lots of mathematical language – overall, circular, round etc… to develop and increase the children’s knowledge.

Letter T activities.
We have made Totem poles, Tree Pictures 🌴🌳, Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtle 🐢🐢. We played the Kim’s game with objects beginning with the letter T.
We have played Human Tic Tac Toe, ❌⭕️ the name Train 🚝🚂 , fun with torches 🔦, tents and den building 🏕️⛺️

LONDON

TREE

LONDON

💂‍♂️💂‍♀️💂🏾Did you know The Beefeaters at the Tower of London are correctly referred to as “Yeomen Warders”. The Yeomen Warders were originally formed in 1485 by Henry VII.

We made famous landmarks like London Bridge and the Shard using different resources! 🌁

LONDON 🏗️🌊💺🚞

This week we have been looking at London and all the landmarks there.

The Juniors created a London themed game which the Infants enjoyed playing, we made our own buildings and sky scrapers out of construction blocks, designed our own London landmarks and played lots of train/tube games!

Did you know – London was once the capital of 6 countries at the same time. In World War II, London served as the governing capital for other European countries which were conquered by Germany. The leaders of Norway, Poland, Belgium, France, and The Netherlands stayed in London between 1939 and 1945

Tree activities 🌴🌳🌲🏝️

CHRISTMAS

JANUARY

World Religion Day 2024 is a day dedicated to acknowledging and respecting the various religious traditions and beliefs practiced around the world. It encourages individuals to learn about different religions, engage in interfaith conversations, and work towards a more harmonious and inclusive society.🔯✝️☪️☯️⛪️🙏🕌⛩️

Letter U!
After 4 years We have nearly reached the end of the alphabet
Unicorn role play and cupcakes, United States puzzle solver, captain Underpants, ugly duckling!
🦄🇺🇦🇺🇸🩲🐥🦆

Tree activities 🌴🌳🌲🏝️

FEBRUARY

Chinese New Year! 🏮🥢🥠🇨🇳🐲
We have been celebrating early this year as we’re very busy in February!

Did you know – Chinese New Year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac. Each year in the Chinese zodiac is associated with an animal sign, and the Dragon is considered a symbol of strength, courage, and good fortune 🇨🇳🐲🏮🥢🥠

National Bird Week 🦜🦆🕊️
Did you know… There are 10,000 species of bird. .
Year 6’s made raps/songs about Birds-
🎵birds birds, they live in a nest
Sparrow, robin, they’re the best!
My favourite is a Great Tit
The yellow tummy, it’s a great fit.
Different birds like a starling,
They like shiny things- bling bling! 🎵

National Bird Week 🕊️🦅🦆🦜
Did you know birds don’t have teeth? 🦷

🏝️

Letter V week- viewfinders 🔎🐞🐝🦋
What can you see through yours? The children enjoyed decorating their viewfinders and we laminated them to use!

Letter V-
Vase paintings, vegetable printing, Voles hiding in the soil, we were making a den for them! 🐀🏺💐🍆🥒🌽🥕🥦

Letter V!
Van Gogh 🎨🖌️vertical painting,volcano science experiment and Vatican City fact!

Shrove Tuesday 🥞🍳🥫
We were risky playing with Tin Can Pancakes, we spoke about conductors and how to heat the tin effectively. Can you try at home?
A Tin and a tea light is all you need! 🕯️🥫=🥞

Shrove Tuesday 🥞
We’re all pancaked out 😂 we had lots of toppings to chose from and had fun exploring different ingredients in the pancakes!
Did you know 💭 Shrove Tuesday is the final day of Carnival or Shrovetide, marking the end of pre-Lent. Lent begins the following day with Ash Wednesday

Happy Valentines Day!
Love is love! “How do you spell ‘love’? – Piglet “You don’t spell it you feel it.” – Pooh

Valentines Day ❤️💕💖

Letter V!
Van Gogh 🎨🖌️vertical painting,volcano science experiment and Vatican City fact!

Letter W week
Who, what, where, when, why…. ❓⁉️🤨
Wallpaper drawing and prints 🎨🖼️
Web threading with wool🕸️🪡🧶
Under Water role play 🫧💦🌊🐋🐳
Whizz, Pop, Bang science magazines and experiments 🧫🔭🧬🥼🧪

Letter W activities
Webs 🕸️🕷️, wordsearches 🔎, weather chart 🌈💨☀️, where’s walley characters, wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 and wolves 🐺
Did you know wolves Pups are born deaf and blind with bright blue eyes.⁉️

Letter W-
Moving Whales, 🐳🐋, wool weaving 🧶shredded Wheat 🥣, where’s Walley ❓⁉️, under Water 🌊🎣🐡

MARCH

Happy Mothering Sunday!
This week we have been celebrating all the special ladies in our lives and talking about how much we appreciate them 💕🌸🌻💐

Happy Mothering Sunday!
This week we have been celebrating all the special ladies in our lives and talking about how much we appreciate them 💕🌸🌻💐

Happy Mothering Sunday!
This week we have been celebrating all the special ladies in our lives and talking about how much we appreciate them 💕🌸🌻💐

Science week 🧫🔭🔬⚗️🧬🥼🧪👩‍🔬
What’s your favourite science experiment…
Mars has lower gravity than Earth. That means a person that weighs 200 pounds on Earth would only weigh 76 pounds on Mars. 🪐

Skittles 🍭
We experimented mixing skittles with hot and cold water and timing the speed the skittles bled. The children chose their own patterns and mixed together.

National Science Week 🧫🔭🔬⚗️🧬🧪🥼
We have been busy exploring this week.
Sticky spider webs- our hands stuck on the tape but not when our hands were covered in oil.
Ice painting – we experimented mixing colours over the ice ❄️🧊🎨🖌️
We did a group experiment using oil, food colouring and baking soda. It was interesting observing the bubbles appear from the science experiment.🧪🥼
Salt and paint craft 🧂🎨
Origami flowers 🌸🌺 when placed in water they opened up

Easter activities this week at fusion 🪺🐣🥚

Easter activities this week at fusion 🪺🐣🥚

Easter activities this week at fusion 🪺🐣🥚

APRIL

Knights and castles and fairy tale week 🏰🧚🏽‍♀️📚
Did you know… for a long time, fairy tales weren’t written down – people passed them from one generation to the next by saying them out loud.

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St George’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🐉

Fun at Fusion. 🦖🦕♠️♥️♣️♦️
Positive words from a 4 year old ‘keep going, you got this, come on, be brave, stay positive’ 💪🏽👍🏽✨

Our new addition at the Grove🐞🐛🦟🪲🐜🪳🔍
An ex Fusion child made us some fabulous Bug Houses to raise funds for his trip! They look fabulous and the wildlife are already attracted to them!

Activities at fusion. The children have been learning embroidery, rugby tackling and cricket 🏏🏟️🧵🪡
A firm favourite our giant magnetic tiles 🧲

MAY

Harry Potter 🪄🧙‍♀️🧪
We have been making magic potions and spells this week and made delicious butter beer … here’s the recipe – https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/butterbeer/
Did you know…. On May 2nd, the world celebrates Harry Potter’s own personal holiday, International Harry Potter Day.

This week at Fusion our topic was ‘People Who Help Us’. We spoke about different people, such as the police, the vets, and doctors who help us. Each day a group went into Southdown to visit people who help us. We’ve been to the dentist, the shops, and the butchers! 👮‍♂️👨‍🍳👩‍🏫🧑‍🚒

This week the sun has been shining and following the children’s interesting den building- Helen implemented some of her Forest School learning as we built dens and had pullies the children played with. ⛺️🏕️🎪☀️🌞

Wildlife week! 🦋🪴🐛🌻🌼
We have been taking in Nature this week 🪴⛲️🌻
Do you know why plants are green? It’s because they have chlorophyll, which helps them make their food. Everything that has chlorophyll in it is green.

Happy Mental Health Awareness week 🟢

Gardening and wildlife week 🐾🦋🐝🏡🪴