The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas

We have had a lovely start to the Autumn term - reading The Colour Monster, talking about our feelings and learning our colours. We used the mirrors to look at our faces and thought about how our faces show how we are feeling. We drew pictures and tried hard to show feelings in our drawings. We listened to different music and thought about how it made us feel - some music was sad, some songs made us feel happy and some music made us feel scared and we covered our ears! We made our own Colour Monsters in the playdough, selected different colours on the smart board to create pictures and sorted colours in the maths area.

Pumpkin Soup

We had lots of fun with pumpkins! We read a lovely story called Pumpkin Soup and retold the story of the cat, the squirrel and the duck with the small world. We made our own delicious pumpkin soup and were careful to put in just the right amount of salt - just like in the story. It was the best soup we'd ever tasted! We used the hammers to hammer the pegs into the pumpkins and worked hard on our hand-eye coordination.


We had some surprise visitors today..... the owls came to Owls! We met four different owls and learnt about what they look like, where they live and what they eat. We even had the chance to hold one of the owls on our hand. We loved watching them fly across our classroom

We have been learning all about hedgehogs and hibernation. We have been recognising numbers, counting and strengthening our finger muscles with the pegs. We have enjoyed retelling the story of The Very Helpful Hedgehog and thinking about how we can help out at home. We did some lovely apple printing pictures using Autumn colours. We made our own salt dough hedgehogs and a chocolate crispy nest for him to hibernate in! We used pasta to make hedgehogs in the playdough area and used different types of pasta to develop our maths learning on sorting.
This week we have had lots of fun learning about Diwali, the Festival of Light, celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs around the world. 
We used clay to make our own diva lamps and decorated them with sequins and beads. We enjoyed a dance workshop where we learnt a dance routine to Indian music. We have listened to the story of Rama and Sita and were very pleased that Rama conquered the evil demon. We have learnt about how families prepare for and celebrate Diwali and drew some lovely Mendhi patterns on the hands. We looked at some beautiful rangoli patterns and made our own patterns with the Numicon number shapes.