22nd October 2021
This week we have been investigating the season of Autumn and looking for signs of it in the school grounds. We found lots of different clues. Click on each picture to see what we discovered.
We looked carefully at the colours of the Autumn leaves and tried to recreate them on our leaf paintings.
We really enjoyed looking at, feeling and smelling the Autumn finds from a garden. We saw the different ways that plants produced their seeds and the runner beans proved to be a source of attraction and wonder.
15th October 2021
The children have been investigating the instruments we have in class, and have had to follow rules and wait their turn in order to play them and to keep them safe.
The noises and rhythms they created encouraged them to move their bodies too.
And then we added music too, to play along to.
It even attracted a dog and a bird!
A couple of our children found that they could reach the monkey bars and were able to swing along too.
We have been learning about repeating patterns this week and the children are getting quite good at recognising and making their own simple repeating patterns.
8th October 2021
Another lovely week at school with the children's confidence of playing and interacting with each other visibly increasing. We started the week with the role play area becoming a hairdressers. Everybody was excited to have a go at styling or being styled. The booking in diary has also been very popular, as well as talking on the phone to imaginary customers and entering details on the laptop. There has also had to be a lot of compromise undertaken by the children to communicate with others and wait for something they wanted to do or play with. Click on each photo to see a bigger version.
We have spent the first half hour or so of each morning outside this week in the playground or on the challenge trail. Hide and seek has been very popular and nobody seems to mind if they are the person(s) counting or if they are hiding, but have really enjoyed the game.
A discussion and activity about towers of bricks being taller/shorter and more/fewer than 3 cubes in length lead to a lot of counting and comparison of each others' towers, and very lengthy tower building which stretched across much of the floor!
We have been learning to tell the story of the Little Cold Bat and have been undertaking different activities each day to help us with this. We have particularly enjoyed singing an action song to help and some of the children have drawn story maps and used these to help retell the story.