2020-2021 Autumn Term
Week 1 & 2
We have had a great first couple of weeks in Hudson Class and all of the children have settled really well. It has been lovely to get to know them this week and find out about their interests and the things they enjoy doing. The children have enjoyed sharing photos with one another and also their 'All About me' books that they completed over the Summer holidays at home.
They have enjoyed exploring the classroom and the outdoor area, getting to know one another and making new friends. They have also had their first trip to the school library, where they have enjoyed looking at the different books and choosing one to take home!
The children have also made loose part sel-portraits and we talked about the features of our faces. The children used glass beads for eyes, shells for hair and buttons for their mouth!
We enjoyed our first trip down to Forest school this week and we were all very excited to get stuck in.
The children loved it down there and spent time making dens, climbing trees, searching and looking for bugs, making rope swings and even making pretend fires complete with leaf marshmallows!
The children also enjoyed an afternoon snack around the fire circle and enjoyed talking to one another about the things they had been doing.
This week, we have talked about the change in season and the changes we could see outside. The children knew the season was Autumn, so we talked about the changes in the weather, the changing colours of the leaves and the differences we might find.
We decided to go on an Autumn Adventure and have a look around the school field and the village. We took a nature scavenger hunt checklist with us and searched for different coloured leaves, pine cones, twigs, conkers, bark and flowers. The children collected lots of different leaves and we spent time identifying the trees that the leaves had come from.
We have then added the things that we found during our walk to our classroom provision. We have been painting outlines of leaves, using the leaves and twigs in our salt dough and in the natural art area for children to have a go at creating pictures with.