Autumn Term…..

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the Autumn Term. We hope all our July ‘Leavers’ have settled in happily at big school – it’s lovely to see the photos of them in their school uniform so please keep them coming in!

Our Autumn themes of Harvest, Divali and Hibernation have kept us busy so far this term, with the Hungry Caterpillar making a popular appearance too. And we hope you liked the Face Plates which came home early in the term – the children were very specific with the features! We’ve made vegetable soup – more cooking to come.

We have a very imaginative group of children at Ladybirds who make up fantastic games by themselves – it’s a shame to disturb them for lunch…..

We have started again with our “Sounds of the week” and so far have talked about s, a, t, i, p, n and ck. Please send your child in with items which begin with the sound of the week – they show them to everyone during registration and it is a great way of supporting their confidence as well as communication skills. Sam plans lots of mark making activities around the sound of the week with colouring and tracing among the most popular, but also using shaving foam and gloop. This week’s sound is “e” and next week is “h” as we follow the phonic order which is used in primary schools – there is a reminder of this order on our noticeboard.

This term has seen the start of our Forest School at Royston Wood. Unfortunately our first session had to be changed to a Windy Walk as the high winds meant it was too dangerous in the woods – but the children enjoyed being blown about on the village green instead!

Fortunately our second and third Forest School sessions went ahead and we’ve made a bug house, giant collages of a rainbow and hedgehog, stickmen and stick hedgehogs. We’ve played hide and seek, painted trees using “magic” paint and generally explored Royston Woods. Don’t forget we aim to go out in all weathers (except high winds and lightning) so please remember warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

We couldn’t find any blue leaves for our rainbow so the children painted their own!

Happy Halloween everyone, and have a safe firework night.