Autumn is here

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to really use nature to promote the development of children.

The leaves changing and falling off trees, conkers, acorns and pine cones are all very noticeable changes. That’s why we decided to use all this autumn elements to offer different learning opportunities to our 2yo. Our autumn activities this week were:

Nature Hunt and play with your findings. We went out (not too far, just the big schoolyard) and we walked around the trees picking up autumn treasures!

Sensory trays : with autumn leaves, pine cones, sticks and twigs indoors we made a lovely sensory tray and an exploration table, just using the natural resources.

Play dough and autumn resources: Orange play dough and plenty of conkers, sticks and leaves to: “squeeze,” “roll,” “smash,”  “put in” and “take out.”

Leaf Sticking: there are many wonderful things that can be created by sticking leaves!

Colour exploration – Mix colours,talk about colours and make pictures with autumn colours and leaves or pine cones as tools.

 

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Hello everyone!

We have welcomed our existing children back in to Nursery throughout the last couple of weeks, and we have welcomed several new children in to our 2 Year Old Nursery who are all settling in very well.

Last week (WC 24th September) we focussed on printing. Our children used several different colours in order to print shapes and patterns on to large pieces of paper. We used printing pads, our hands and rollers in order to do this.

This week we explored using boxes. Mrs Bah chose children to help decorate our mystery boxes with paint, tissue paper and glitter. We used our mystery boxes during good morning circle where each child had the chance to guess what item was in the box. Our children used some of the larger boxes to climb in and out of which they found particularly fun! We also used several boxes of different sizes to explore what noise our boxes made when hit with our hands or with a wooden beater.