This week we enjoyed exploring the frost and ice that we have found outside. We used powder paint to mix with the melting ice and puddles to create paint.
After the children showed interest in making apple pie in our home corner, we explored all things apples this week.
We searched for the seeds inside, and counted how many we could find in our apples.
We also practised our chopping skills at snack time, chopping our apples into small pieces. Some of us even mixed them with raisins and cinnamon to make an apple salad.
What a delightful, autumnal treat!
This week we explored colour as we learned about Diwali.
Autumn has arrived, and we have noticed lots of changes in our outside classroom. We have noticed lots of leaves on the ground, so we worked as a team to sweep them into piles and scoop them up.
After seeing fireworks last weekend, we have explored the colours fireworks make, the sounds we hear and the traditions involved with bonfire night.
We had a brilliant time exploring different Halloween activities and crafts this week.
We had a fabulous time at our stay and play with our families this week.
We were very excited to invite some animal visitors into our class this week.
We held a lizard, a millipede and a snake!
This week we have explored the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.
First, we made a list of things that we might need to take with us on a bear hunt. We used our list to pack some backpacks ready for our hunt. Maps, binoculars and torches were some of the things we decided to take. Some of us even made our own maps.
This week, we did some group mark making on large paper.
Some of us loved dabbing the paint to make dots and spots, while others explored smearing the paint with our hands. We discovered that if we mix colours together, we can make a new colour.
This week, we spotted a pumpkin in our vegetable garden. When we went to have a look, we found some lavender and were very interested in plants which had a scent. We decided to harvest some lavender and took it back to the classroom to make some lavender play dough. After that, we explored lots of different herbs by cutting and crushing them to make perfumes and potions.
We have had a brilliant fun-filled week this week. The children loved getting out on the bikes and trikes and getting messy with the paint!
We are so proud of how well the children have settled in to Preschool. The children have used the resources in our classroom and outside area to follow their own interests, including scooping and transporting gravel from our digging pit, building erupting volcanoes in the sand pit, and making cups of tea in our home corner. On the rainy days, we have even been outside for a bit of puddle jumping!