We had all noticed lots of changes outside as Autumn started. Children started to comment as they came into Nursery. Miss Parker collected some of the items they brought and added to it on our Nature Shelf.
We decided to go to the Secret Garden to look for some different Autumn objects and everyone brought a leaf back to class.
We looked carefully at the different leaves and talked about what we could see. You can see our learning in the Floor Book.
We also decided to use our leaves to do some leaf printing back in Nursery.
The children enjoyed exploring the items on the Nature Shelf. They particularly loved the conkers and the pumpkins. We decided to focus on Pumpkins more the week after.
We looked very carefully at the pumpkins and tried to draw them. We also spent a lot of time talking about the pumpkins and thinking about as many words as we could to describe them.
What have we been learning?
- About seasonal changes all around us.
- To talk about what we can see using words and sentences.
- To go on a visit in school to see a new places.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Can you talk about the leaves we found? What colour are they? What shape are they? Do you know which tree they came from?
- Which other signs of Autumn can you see? Go to the Park and see what is happening to the trees there.
- How many words can you think of to describe a pumpkin?
Today is National Poetry Day. Each year there is a different theme and this year the theme is change. After spending time in the secret garden this week and looking at the changing leaves and conkers we have been doing a lot of talking about Autumn.
Poem was a brand new word so we thought about what it meant. We decided a poem was a bit like a story and a bit like a song and it could tell us about how things look, feel, sound, taste or smell.
We talked about Autumn and all the changes we had noticed. The children described what they could see and hear and we put our ideas together to turn them into a poem.
Here is the poem from the afternoon and beginning of the week children…
Here is the poem from the morning and end of the week children…
We hope you like our poems. To learn more about National Poetry Day and explore poems at home you can visit the website below…
Click here to learn more about National Poetry Day
This week we have been having lots of fun learning about Autumn and Spiders. Have a look what we have been up to…
We have been building our fine motor skills ready for writing by threading beads on sticks and pinching Autumn items to put on the sticky easel.
We have been doing lots of planting in our yard and learning about plants and how they grow.
We spun spider webs and learnt to follow instructions and work as a team.
We also made up lots of songs about Incy Wincy Spider…
How can you continue learning at home?
Carry on searching for Autumn items – conkers, leaves, acorns etc
Make an Autumn picture with what you have found
Make up your own Incy Wincy Song
Do some planting at home, in your garden or indoors