Topic of Patterns
There are infinite patterns in nature – on leaves, rocks, wood and animals. Children can both learn about pattern and texture (elements of art) but also about their local environment by exploring organic patterns outside in the world. Rubbing is a simple technique where paper is placed on an object with a prominent pattern (eg. A coin, tree bark, leaf, grass) and a crayon or soft pencil is ‘rubbed’ over the paper, creating a pattern.
Take the children on a nature walk in a local park, forest or large garden area and encourage them to explore the textures and patterns at play in nature by doing rubbings of textures/patterns they see around them for eg. Tree bark, leaves, grass
Encourage them to also draw and take photos and collect small samples of pattern and textures in nature, for eg. Leaves, moss, small stones etc
Later on, children can create a large collage of the forest/garden/park using the rubbings they made, as well as drawings and samples they collected.
Encourage children to make their own ‘landscapes of pattern’ on a cardboard base by sticking on objects with patterns, both organic and manmade from around the classroom or garden or at home
We are learning all about jungle animals,. We are going to think about their habitat. this means where they live and why?
Follow the lessons to find out.
In nursery we need lots of energy to get through all the fun learning we do in the day but to give us that energy we need to have a good healthy breakfast. Why not show us what you have for your breakfast ? You can take a photo and share or you can draw us your favourite breakfast food and why it is your favourite ? Remember have fun and enjoy.
What can you find at home that floats or sinks?
what are they - can you draw them .
Autumn Half Term 2
This half term our topic is bags and boxes Through this we will we will be exploring and learning about different celebrations and other religions .
We will be looking at the following
* Birthdays - children's own and the Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji
* Bonfire Night
* Hindu festival of Diwali
* Remembrance day
* Children in need
Road Safety Week
Please can ask that you are extra vigilant whist crossing the roads
as the roads and pavements are a very busy time during drop off and pick up times
Talk to your child about crossing safely and holding a adults hand as they do so.