Pumpkin fun!

This week in year R we have been reading the story Pumpkin Soup. The children have then enjoyed writing their own pumpkin soup recipes using some of the sounds we have taught already including s,a,t,p,i,n. In the mud kitchen the children had a wonderful experience making pumpkin soup with real pumpkins. They sliced, scooped and stirred their soup. This vocabulary has been a key focus this week.
We also talked about Harvest festivals this week and the children enjoyed making their own scarecrow together.
Here are some pictures of their fantastic learning:
The children also printed with carrots and apples to make pumpkin pictures.

We have also been talking about Seasons and in particular signs of autumn. We have discussed what we would see in each of the different seasons outside, what the weather is like and what clothing we would need to wear. The children enjoyed drawing their own pictures and writing about what their favourite season is and why.

Here are some examples of the children’s work:

In maths we have continued with counting and recognising numbers to 10. The children engaged with an interactive game where they had to count the sea animals on the screen and then select the correct number to match the amount.
Here are some photos of the children:

We also focused on Black History Month with the children. We looked at pictures of Martin Luther King and talked about how he taught us that we must include everyone no matter what our differences our. The children then thought about what makes them special and unique. Here are some pictures of the learning:

This week we also said farewell to Mrs King. She has been a wonderful member of the Early Years team. All the children and staff will miss her a lot! We wish her all the best with her future in Spain.

We hope you all have a wonderful half term break.
From the Early Years Team.