What we've been up to this Autumn...

As the Autumn term is nearly over, we wanted to let you know about all the fun we've been having. Brace yourselves as there's been a lot!


We have made blackberry play dough, carved pumpkins and made pumpkin scones.


We searched for bones and bugs in the sand and squished our hands in witches blood jelly and spaghetti!


We had a competition to see how far the pumpkin seeds could jump and we are drying them out to eat and to plant.


We have been getting crafty painting leaves, pumpkins, ghosts and fir cones.


The children have also been exploring hibernation and learning about all the animals that hibernate. We even made some very cosy beds and tried to sleep in them for as long as possible (not very long at all!). We made hedgehogs with hand prints and fork prints.


We have been watching the seasons change by collecting coloured leaves and looking at how our clothing changes with the weather.


We celebrated Pudsey day and raised money for Children in Need by wearing our pyjamas and painting a giant Pudsey bear.


We talked about Remembrance Sunday and what the purple and red poppies represent. We showed our respect with a two minute silence whilst colouring in a giant poppy together. We made all kinds of poppies with paper, play dough and Lego and we decorated poppy biscuits to enjoy.


On Remembrance Sunday, Mathew and Edward laid the wreath on behalf of playgroup and James and Lawrence laid the wreath for Little Owls. We are very proud of them - well done boys.


We have enjoyed exploring the churchyard garden now the tree has been made safe and we searched for bugs and other creatures in the bark and logs. We counted legs and wings and tried to find smiles on worms. We took turns to sit and tell stories from the new tree trunk chair, some very funny stories were told about baddies, poo (as always) stick men and Father Christmas - the children are clearly excited about Christmas.


Now we are busy getting ready for Christmas, making decorations for our own Christmas tree and also for our tree at St Lalluwy’s Christmas Tree Festival, which is taking place from 10th to 12th December. We are using natural resources as much as possible and making glitter from the colourful leaves we have been collecting.


At our Little Owls baby and toddler group the little ones have also been busy making decorations for their tree at the Christmas Tree Festival. The group meets every Tuesday during term time from 1pm until 2:30pm at the Old School in Menheniot (opposite the church). The cost is £2 per family and includes a healthy snack for the little ones and a drink for the grown-ups. If you fancy popping along with your baby, toddler or even your bump, we would love to see you.


Once again this year we're hoping to encourage even more Christmas cheer in the community with the return of our Christmas Lights Up Competition. It's free to enter and there are cash prizes for the best festively decorated window displays and the best festively dressed home.


Once you've got your decorations up, take a photo and email it to us by the 18th of December to menheniotlightsup@hotmail.com along with your name and location. Shortlisted entries will be posted on our Facebook page for people to vote for their favourites. All entries received will also be in with a chance of winning a meal for two at The Sportsman's Valley Hotel.


Everyone's a winner with this competition as we all get to enjoy walking or driving around the village and surrounding area and seeing all the beautiful Christmas decorations over the festive period. We would like to thank the local businesses who have generously sponsored the competition and supported our playgroup.














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