Over the week we have taken a look at the season of ‘Autumn’. The children enjoyed exploring the changes to the trees and the weather outside. We went on an autumn walk, where we hunted for autumn treasures on our school grounds. We found: red, green, yellow, brown, orange, and black leaves, red berries, twigs and feathers. We also enjoyed jumping in the leaves and hearing the different rustling noises from the leaves and wind. Sadly, we did not find LEAF MAN, hedgehogs, or squirrels.
With our Autumn treasure collection, we have produced lots of different types of artwork including controlling conkers in the paint, leaf rubbings and collages. The children enjoyed using their senses to describe the Autumn treasures and used magnifying glasses to look more closely, we then sorted the treasures into colours.
We looked at an artist this week ‘Yayoi Kusama’, which her work consists of pumpkins being covered in spots. The children enjoyed stickering different sized pumpkins to support their fine motor skills and reproduce her work.
We have also discovered the Autumn festival of ‘HARVEST’. The children have enjoyed learning that farmers plant seeds in the summer months, they grow, and then in Autumn, they need to be harvested for us to eat. Nursery has become farmers this week and dug up our vegetables in the Nursery garden. Together, we found cabbages, potatoes and onions! We washed all of the vegetables and have chopped everything up to go into our vegetable soup. It was delicious.
The children have enjoyed exploring the vegetables by cleaning them, stamping with them in the paint and chopping them up to look more closely inside. We have also enjoyed dancing and singing to ‘Oats Peas Beans and Barely Grow’ ‘Farmers in his Den’ and ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’.