Monday was Halloween and everybody was very excited!
The children dressed up and went trick or treating around the classroom.
We made doors to knock on and handed out sweets (pompoms)
At the end we counted up our sweets and shared them fairly between our friends.
We had lots of pumpkin fun before the holidays but we still had a couple left so the children decided to cut them up and scoop them out.
One of the ‘pumpkins’ was green on the outside so everybody guessed what colour it might be inside…
We read Halloween stories and drew Halloween pictures. Click here to see what we got up to when we read the story of Spinderella.
We also played a Halloween game where we had to pick up the pompoms with the tweezers of throw them into the skeleton buckets. We had to think about our colours and we counted to see who was the winner.
What have we been learning?
- When we were trick or treating we were learning to pretend, to listen to our friends ideas, to share, to take it in turns, to keep our play going by listening and responding to others, to talk about the colours of our ‘sweets’ and to count them
- When we were playing with the pumpkins we learnt to talk about what we could see, feel, smell and hear. We thought of describing words and thought about what we thought we might see.
- When we coloured our Halloween pictures we thought about the colours we needed, we learnt to hold our pens and pencils properly and to try and make slow and careful movements rather than scribbling.
- When we played our Halloween game we learnt our colour names and counted the pompoms to see who had more.
How can you continue learning at home?
Lots of the children need a bit more practise with their colour names. At home you could try ..
- going on a colour hunt
- naming colours as you travel to school – ‘what colour is the traffic light?’
- playing I spy with colours – ‘I spy with my little eye something blue’
- naming the colours as children get ready – ‘can you find your yellow socks?’
- playing a colour game like seeing who can see the most red things on the walk to school
- colouring pictures and talking about the colours you need
We hope everybody had lots of fun trick or treating and a Happy Halloween!