Today we are back to full capacity! It is lovely have all the children back here with me and together. Its been 2 months of one or the other being away and while the reduced numbers have made a nice change, the routine has been missed.

This morning we started our day with our new topic. Autumn! I had hoped that we could go for a nice Autumnal walk, but sadly we had so much rain yesterday and then another Tsunami this morning that we just decided against it.

I set up our book corner with some seasonal books…….

I set up a lovely Autumn sensory tray……

The girls had a lovely morning of exploring! We read a couple of the books and talked about the changing leaves, colours that we could see, the animals in the books and the pumpkins!

They explored the sensory box and added their own things. There has been a lot of transferring and transporting going on. Lots of things put in bags and taken on walks around the house!

The girls helped me set up an Autumn garden scene. We added wildlife, some people and lots of leaves! They ran back and forth to gather nuts for the Squirrel and sticks to make nests for hibernation! 
They have returned to this several times this morning and seem to really enjoy playing with it.
The girls then chose to get out the musical instruments. So we had a sing song. A great chance to practice some of our new Autumn songs. Little “R” noticed that the rain was hammering hard on the playroom roof and watched it flowing down in to the gutters. She asked for “incy wincy spider” I was very impressed that she made this connection! So we sang a few of our old favorites too, accompanied by clashing cymbals and the recorder!

Just before lunch we moved on to some construction with the wooden building blocks.

Todays play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Understanding the World

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