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Autumn 1

Week commencing 18th September 2023


The children have been learning lots about Autumn and what Autumn means and looks like.

This week the children have been:

* Making playdough hedgehog families - super cute habitats were created.

* Playing in the Autumn house and the hedgehog hospital - they loved looking after them.

* Introduced to Monster Phonics and learning about sounds - Monster phonics land and Angry red A

* Learnt about Number 1 - This number went on an adventure with them!

* Looked at continuing a teddy pattern sequence - they did super at this!

* Introduced to the PSED coloured drops and discussed how pink drop felt when starting school

* Autumn Tree Painting inspired by the artist Luiza Vizoli

* Explored non-fiction Autumn Books


What can you do at home?

Talk about Autumn. Can they spot autumn when walking outside? What can they see? Can they collect autumn items on their way to school and share them in class? Can they make patterns at home?


Week commencing 25th September 2023

This week we did lots of learning based on our book of the week LEAFMAN

This week the children have:

* Learning about what journey Leafman went on

* Learnt how to write using different mark making skills

* Looked at sounds in Monster Phonics Land and what Miss Oh-No's  heard during her shopping trip 

* Collected leaves around school and then did some leaf paint printing with them

* Practised our counting skills using different autumn games 

* Played lots of Autumn Maths games to help develop our problem solving skills

* Introduced the water tray - We had no wee wees on the floor too! What a success!

* Designed a leafman

* Introduced to number 2

* Discuss hibernation and explored the word ' gliding'


What can you do at home?

Collect different and unique leaves and bring them to school? Collect conkers as we need some in nursery! Do lots of counting to 10. Go on a sound journey at the supermarket - what can they hear?