This week Autumn fell in Oak class. We started our week with an Autumn walk and found lots of evidence that autumn had arrived: from the fallen leaves to the weather and mushrooms to evidence of small animals looking for acorns (the seeds not the children(!) of course)
Then, after reading a wonderful story "Don't Hog the Hedge!", the children made their own pictures of hibernating animals and then sorted animals by whether or not they hibernate- we were all very impressed with the children's knowledge about different animals and why they hibernate.
We were very lucky to have lots of exciting deliveries this week too - thanks again to FONTS for their hard work raising money that has allowed us to make such an exciting new environment for the children to learn in. Be sure to ask the children what new things they have been learning with. A particular favourite this week, and perfectly timed, has been the natural wood building blocks materials. They have been everything from gardens and palaces to furniture and roads. The children have been amazing with them!
Our other focus this week has been... you guessed it... Christmas is coming so the nativity is hot off the press. We've been learning all about why Christmas is special to Christians and learning the story of Jesus' birth. Very soon, children will be finding out who or what they are going to be in the Nativity- keep your eyes peeled for updates on how it will be released this year. And be sure to keep a clean tea towel handy for the costume appeals!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
From Miss Prince and the team.