Chillier mornings and changing leaves have inspired new investigations in the Pre-School.
Just outside the classroom, in the school’s spacious grounds, the children have been exploring the forest area collecting autumn leaves, fruits and seeds. The natural resources have been used for making collages and leaf printing, whilst conkers have been great for counting exercises. The children have each written their names on the autumn leaf shapes which are now hanging on a stunning display in the classroom.
A special tray of autumn leaves in Pre-School has proved popular with the children as it has been a hiding place for many nocturnal animals which only come out at night. Hibernating hedgehogs, striped badgers and cunning foxes have been found in the tray. A focus on owls has led to an enjoyment of the Owl Babies story and a craft session to make hand puppets which are now sitting in trees as part of a display.
Pre-School teacher Mrs Cane said ‘The children have really embraced our autumn topic. We have enjoyed lots of number and phonics activities based on the delights of the season and have simply enjoyed being able to witness the changes just outside the classroom window in the forest area of our grounds’.