Our theme this term is 'What makes me special?' Throughout the term we have been talking about our similarities and differences, how we change as we get older, and how we differ in our likes and dislikes, as well as trying to settle into school full time!
We had great fun looking at our baby photos and trying to guess what we all looked like as babies. This helped us to talk about how much we have grown and changed over the last four years!
We went looking for the signs of Autumn and the effects this is having in our local environment, we also collected lots of natural resources to create an Autumn table top and used leaves conkers acorns fir cones etc to help us with lots of maths and creative activities.
We have made full use of our forest school area and made a variety of items using natural resources. We used leaves to good effect in different creative activities such as making leaf men, decorating real cherry leaves for our new school tree. We even found, ordered and sorted leaves and other natural resources in maths.
The colours of Autumn have also inspired us to create paintings to complete our Autumn display, we experimented with stencilling with fantastic effect and it also helped us to gain a further understanding of the difference between warm and cold colours. We then had a go at mixing our own colours using the primary colours of red blue and yellow.
In Maths we have looked at matching, sorting and patterns and how we can create repeating patterns in all sorts of different ways.
As part of expressive art and design we explored paint mixing using powder paints we used red yellow and white to create our own individual skin tones before creating our very own self-portraits.
Our artist for this term was the abstract Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama who was known as the ‘Queen of polka dots’ Using our fingers we created some stunning pictures of our own inspired by her.
We have been developing our fine, gross motor and mark-making skills in a variety of ways. Using lentils cornflour mud water as well as mark-making tools such as pens pencils and paints. We have also really enjoyed doing a bit of ‘Write Dance.’