January 27, 2019 admin

28th January – 1st February

This week at The Children’s House we will be starting to learn about the beginning of the universe, and doing an experiment to demonstrate the Big Bang almost 14 million years ago, and we will be talking about how we are all made of stardust! Later in the week the children will be making their own pictures of the Big Bang, we will do some philosophising and have a discussion about what everyone imagines the world might have been like in the very beginning….then we will also be doing some drama – moving to music with different coloured ribbons to represent all the particles swirling about after the Big Bang.

As well as this we will be talking about the change of month from January to February, which also means that Spring is officially here!! We will celebrate St Brigid’s day on 1st March by making St Brigid’s crosses, and listen to Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (there is a beautiful reimagining of it by Max Richter, here is the link for anyone who is interested – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaCib0B8T24); so a busy week ahead!!

93 Percent Stardust – Nikita Gill

We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins,
Carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains,
93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames,
We are all just stars that have people names.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are!