We have celebrated harvest by looking at the wonderful things the earth gives us. The role play area was set up as a farm shop and we had real food items to explore and find out where they come from (farm to fork).
We notice detailed features of objects in our environment
We find out and explore
Pumpkins have been our favourite thing! We have explored their insides and tapped golf tees in using hammers and then balanced conkers on them. We have also made pumpkin soup and enjoyed it during snack time with a nice homemade, crusty roll.
We are willing to try new food textures and tastes
We are willing to ‘have a go’
For Halloween, we dressed up as skeletons, shared the story of Funny Bones and explored the human body by making our own skeleton pictures.
We talk about significant events in our own experience
We use what we know in our play
On Tuesday 17th October, the sun turned orange! We looked (safely) at the sun and saw that there was a reddy/orange mist across it. We talked about a big storm that had ‘whipped’ up dust from a desert a long way away. We then explored colour mixing and drew circles using red, yellow and orange paint. We likened the sun to our pumpkins and the oranges that we had a snack time!
We show an awareness of similarities of shapes in the environment
We achieve what we set out to do
We were so excited on our return to Nursery this year as we had some new friends to meet. 7 nymph (baby) Stick Insects! Together with our families, we thought up new names for them.
We love looking after them by collecting privet and ivy leaves from the school grounds, which is what they love to eat but also hide amongst. We learnt that as they get bigger, they moult their skin to make room for growth. We looked at some shed skins through the magnifying glasses.
To keep their house nice and humid, we take it in turns to spray water on their leaves and love to help clean away their mess.
We love showing care and concern for living things
We use what we already know to learn new things