Halloween at Mulberry Wood Wharf. This year we encouraged sustainability.

Tiger Class looked at the ingredients used to make gingerbread men. The children smelt the ground ginger. Some of the children said it smelt spicy. All the children enjoyed rolling and cutting the dough into gingerbread men. After they had baked and cooked, they decorated their gingerbread men.

Thank you to all the families who have contributed to and taken books from the book swap, joined us at the end of the day to read with the children, and who read to their children at home every day to inculcate a love of reading in their child.

Throughout the week, the children learned about Chinese New Year, and that this year is the Year of the Rabbit. Tiger Class explored Chinese letters by trying to write them themselves, and worked together to make a dragon head and body for their Dragon Dance.

The children put on a fantastic performance of A Wriggly Nativity. They did an incredible job remembering all the songs, the actions and their lines. From the home-made costumes to the child-made set, everyone looked amazing. We are truly so proud of the hard work the children put into their performance.

Blending the real-world experience of taking the DLR with the celebration of Christmas, the children visited the DLR-themed Santa’s Grotto in Tower Gateway. Each child got to pick what design they wanted painting on their face, scooped reindeer food into bags and sprinkled in edible glitter, and finally got to meet Santa himself!

We went to the Discover – Children’s Story Centre in Stratford to use our imaginations and create a story for Hootah the alien. The children enjoyed exploring the Story World to create their own story ideas by trying on different costumes, explore different settings, and building characters through a range of activities.

BBC Children in Need at Mulberry Wood Wharf was a huge success this year raising £337 for the charity.

The children came to school wearing yellow and/or spotty clothes for Children In Need. Many children baked cakes with their families, which they brought in to compete in The Great Mulberry Wood Wharf Bake-Off. Everyone had such brilliant cakes, and we all got to enjoy them in the bake sale at the end of the day.

The theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week was “Reach Out,” so the children learned about friendship, acts of kindness and being kind to others. They also celebrated how we are all different and unique by wearing odd socks.

For the school’s first ever trip, the children of Tiger Class went to Mudchute Farm, where they met sheep, goats, cows, pigs, chickens and even alpacas! The children loved learning about all the animals and what they are kept for, as well as the chance to explore their local area more.

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