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Our tree

We have chosen a tree in our playground that we will visit every month of the year. We will look to see if and how it has changed. 

September

In September we noticed that the leaves were starting to change colour and there were some acorns. 

October

In October more of the leaves were yellow and some had even started to fall off the tree.

November

Lots of the leaves have fallen off.

December

Most of the leaves have fallen off.

January

All the leaves have fallen off. Tiny buds are starting to grow.

 

Self Portraits

Our topic is 'All about Me'. We have been busy painting self portraits. Can you spot yours?

Jackson Pollock

In EYFS we have been looking at the work of the artist Jackson Pollock. We had lots of fun using autumn colours to create our own splatter paintings in his style.

Little Red Hen

We read the traditional tale 'The Little Red Hen' and were inspired to make our own bread, but unlike in the story, we all helped each other! It was fun mixing the dough and interesting to see how it changed when it was cooked. 

Making bats!

We learnt about bats then used black paper and templates to make some, some of us made them flying upright and others chose to have their bats hanging upside down asleep. They looked suitably spooky as our Halloween craft.

Church visit

We visited St Clement’s Church to find out why churches are special to Christians. We spotted lots of features that we had learnt about before our visit.

Diva lamps

We have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We listened to the Diwali story and found out how Diwali is celebrated. Using clay we made diva lamps and decorated them. It was tricky to roll and shape the clay.

 

Positional Language

Our Super Six story this week is Three Little Pigs so we have looked at positional language related to the story. We moved the pigs around a grid, using arrows to direct them. We then described their journey using phrases like 'next to', 'through' and 'beside'. 

Robins

We have been learning facts about robins and have enjoyed drawing and making collage pictures of them.

Forest School trees

We used different sizes of sticks that we found at Forest School to make Christmas trees. We had to order the sticks from shortest to longest. 

Bear caves

After reading the book "Can't You Sleep Little Bear?" we made some bear caves, using our own choice of materials.

Elmer

This week we have been reading the story of 'Elmer'. Elmer is a colourful, patchwork elephant. We drew our own pictures of him.

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

We had a visit from 'Phunky Foods' and they helped us to make rainbow fruit kebabs. We learnt how to hold a knife when chopping fruit. Our kebabs tasted delicious.

 

Gingerbread Man baking

We have been reading the story of the 'Gingerbread Man'. We made our own gingerbread mixing the ingredients carefully. They tasted delicious.

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