St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

Pumpkin Soup

We have been learning more about the season Autumn.  The days are getting shorter and there is a definite, often damp, chill in the air!   As the leaves have fallen from the trees, we have used them to make clay patterns  and imprints.

We have read the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper.  The duck, the cat and the squirrel make the most delicious soup - each animal has a job to do. But one day the duck wants to try stirring the soup instead of adding the salt . We find out what happens when the animals don’t let the duck try. This is a wonderful book to  explore friendship and sharing.  Some children chose to practise their scissor skills and decorated a large paper pumpkin. The children have used their senses to explore real pumpkins.   We scooped out the pumpkin seeds and roasted them. They were popular at snack time.  We then cut up the pumpkin pieces, added potato and onion to make a delicious pumpkin soup. The next day, after it had been blitzed to a smooth consistency the children enjoyed tasting it.  We all had a good try and most of us  were surprised at how delicious it tasted! 

In our RE lesson this week the children thoroughly enjoyed participating in a role play of a baptism service, taking turns playing the part of the Priest, parents, God parents and friends of the family. 

Keep safe if you are out and about enjoying Firework displays. Please post some photos on Tapestry as we will enjoy sharing and talking about them next week.


Amanda Corcoran and the Nursery Team