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We have been very busy in F1 over the last few weeks learning all about Autumn! 

We begun by reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen.’ The children loved receiving some freshly baked bread from the hen and her special recipe. We made our own craft little red hens and loved retelling the story using our class story map and puppets. We have also been practicing our mark-making skills by tracing patterns/circles and lines and children have shown great development in their independent name writing.

Recently we have enjoyed reading the story ‘That’s not my hedgehog’ and the children have been busy feeling different textures and describing them. We have made hedgehogs using play dough and have loved lots of craft activities making Autumn leaf collages and our own hedgehogs too.

We learnt about a special festival called Diwali and even made our own Diva lamps to take home. We also loved taking part in lots of fun activities last week for Children in need.

In maths we have been continuing to learn lots of fun numbers rhymes and songs. The children have been using Numicon to carefully count objects to 10, we have learnt the names of some 2D shapes and created shape rockets. Children have enjoyed learning some position vocabulary and also learning to use scales to see which items are heavier/lighter. We have loved using real Autumn objects for our counting games too!

In phonics we have been continuing to work on our listening and attention skills with games like sound lotto and we have also been thinking about how we can make different sounds using our bodies too. The children have been able to discriminate between different sounds and especially love to play ‘Noisy Neighbour.’

In our Outdoor learning we have been busy making Autumn soup in the mud kitchen as well as lots of role-play in our new fruit & veg shop. We have been on a shape hunt looking for real-life 2D shapes outside and have played lots of fun phonics games too such as Follow the leader and Grandma’s footsteps.

We are very proud of all of the children and their achievements so far in Nursery, keep up the good work everybody!



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