Leaf Man

Friday 20 October 2023

This week, we have explored all things autumn!


We began by taking an autumn walk around the school field to spot changes in the natural environment.

We collected items to add to our autumn tray in the classroom. We looked closely at the objects and created some observational drawings.



We read the book Leaf Man and thoroughly enjoyed looking at the different pictures made using leaves.


Inspired by the book, we made our own leaf pictures. We used a variety of different objects, such as leaves, conkers and sticks.


Our focus in maths this week has been comparing quantities. We have developed our skills to look carefully and use the language  ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’ to describe sets of objects.

We varied the objects ensuring they had different attributes such as, colour or size to draw attention to the number.

Poetry Picnic

Each week we will be learning a new poem. We will recite this poem each day. By saying the poem out loud, we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line. We talk to the children about how this can help us become better readers. This week’s poem is called Five Little Pumpkins.

Watch us recite the poem here.


Dates for your diary

We have changed the timing of some our stay and learn session to incorporate an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher and other parents at a coffee morning.

Stay and learn sessions
This is an opportunity for you to come into school to find out about the Early Years Curriculum and watch your child learning in school.
Maths – 15.11.23 – 09.00 – 10.00
Phonics Phase 3 – 16.01.24 – 09.00 – 10.00 (with coffee morning)
Fine Motor Control and Writing –06.02.24 – 09.00 – 10.00 (with coffee morning)
World Book Day- 07.03.24 – 8.50- 9.20

Learning Journey Drop In’s
An opportunity to “drop into” school and share your child’s learning journal with them.
Times – 8.45 am-9.15am and 3.15pm-3.45pm (Tuesday and Thursday)
Week beginning 11.12.23
Week beginning 25.03.24
Week beginning 08.07.24