Dear Parents,

Thank You for your support of Miss Linda's Pink Day on the 19th October 2018. The memorial celebration went very well as most of us took part by wearing Miss Linda’s favourite colour pink and releasing pink heart shaped balloons in her memory.   

As the children continue to learn about the continents, this week’s theme was South America.  In addition to a brief introduction to the Amazon forest and names of animals found in South America, the children also explored where does chocolate come from?  Based on the cocoa beans that grow on the trees in South America, the children with Miss Dushka made delicious and yummy energy balls from dark chocolate, chia seeds, vanilla essence and almonds.

The termly project theme lessons contribute to the children’s understanding of the world and complement all areas of learning, enhancing their daily Montessori work cycle. 

A big “Thank You,” to Elinor’s mum, Emily who came in and run a fantastic ‘Stained Glass Work,’ activity on Tuesday, 16th October 2018.  It was a wonderful learning experience for the older group of children where they had an opportunity to work with pressed flowers and leaves putting them in between square pieces of glass to be finished off with colourful frames around them.

For those who are interested in further exploration of stained-glass work, Emily recommends a visit to London Westminster Abbey to see the new stained-glass window, designed by David Hockney. According to the report, his work depicts vibrant colours of reds, pinks, blues, oranges and greens, a Yorkshire Wolds country scene, winding path and blooming hawthorn reflecting Queen Elizabeth’s II affinity and connection to the countryside. 

Next week, Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October is half – term and we are back to school on Monday 29th October 2018.  

Wishing you all wonderful Autumn half-term break.

The Queens Park Team



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