|Personal Social and Emotional Development Circle Time– describing how something feels and what it looks like. What colour is your leaf? Is it bumpy or smooth?
|Communication and Language Focus Language: autumn, orange, brown, red, yellow, green, acorn, conker, hedgehog, squirrel Use a wider range of vocabulary Learn new vocabulary Listen to simple stories and understand what is happening with the help of the pictures Understand simple questions about ‘who’, ‘what’ ‘where’ and ‘why?’
|Physical Development Fizzy Totz & Music and Movement Gain control of their whole body through practise of large movements Fine Motor control- Painting leaves, following leaf patterns, finger painting leaves on to trees, ripping leaves for the collages Using different tools to make marks with paint Use one-handed tools and equipment Show a preference for a dominant hand Use a comfortable grip with good control when holding pencils/pens
|Literacy Focus stories: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Into the Woods Enjoy sharing books with an adult Repeat words and phrases from familiar stories Ask questions about the book. Make comments and share their own ideas Spot and suggest rhymes Recognise words with the same initial sound
|Colours and Shapes/Autumn Weeks beginning 10/10/22 & 17/!0/22
|Outdoor focus Autumn Walks Collecting resources like leaves & sticks to explore and use in our creative activities.
|Mathematics Making shapes with autumn resources Can you make a circle with conkers? Can you make a square with acorns…a triangle with leaves? Talk about and explore 2D shapes 5 Little Leaves song 5…4…3…2…1 Take part in rhymes with numbers
|Expressive Arts and Design Making hedgehogs with spaghetti Explore different materials freely Join different materials and explore different textures Making leaf prints with paint Explore paint & colour and colour mixing Look closely at patterns Rolling conkers in paint and then rolling them onto paper Explore colour mixing Making leaf suncatchers
|Understanding the World Autumn Begin to talk about the change’s autumn brings. Can you see the colour of the leaves on the trees? Has anybody found any conkers or acorns? What will an acorn/conker grow into? How might a hedgehog or squirrel feel to touch? Explore natural materials Talk about what they see Use all their senses in hands on exploration of natural materials