Overview of Autumn Term 1


This is an overview of some of the fun things we will be getting up to this half term.  Some things may change according to the children’s interests where we will follow their lead and plan activities accordingly.  We hope to be doing some cooking this half term too providing Covid regulations will allow!!  Alongside all of our colours we will be looking at patterns and where we might find colours or patterns in our environment.  

Week 1 – w/c 6th September – Hello and settling in
We will keep things simple for the first two week of our new academic year. Our mud kitchens will be available for cooking up some delicious meals and socialising with our friends. We will be exploring playdo, dry pasta and doing some glue and stick on our craft table. The children will be learning the names of their friends by playing some fun games. Out in the garden we will have the bikes and scooters available too!

Week 2 – w/c 13th September
We will continue with our settling in routines and if the sun shines we will add some water play in the garden this week
Our Green bod children will be introduced to the other children in their Green Bod groups and the fun activities they will be doing.

Week 3 – w/c 20th September – Colour RED.
We begin looking at colour this week beginning with Red. We will be making patterns with bricks dipped in red paint, paper plate poppies and even racing red rockets up into the sky. There will be red treasure hunts and red collage too.
The Green Bod children will meet Red Bod and talk about our rules of being ‘Kind’, ‘Safe’, and ‘Careful’. If Red bod sees someone playing nicely or being kind to their friends he may even choose to go home for a short visit with them!

Week 4 – w/c 27th September – Colour BLUE.
It’s the colour blue this week so we will have water play where we can fill and empty containers to see what holds the most or least amount of water. We will explore blue paint with our hands and make fingerprints on paper. Our library will begin for our Green Bod children this week.
Our Green Bods will be practicing their pencil control by drawing self portraits. Before they can draw themselves they will need to look in a mirror to see what they look like. What colour are their eyes, lips and skin? What colour is their hair? How many eyes, ears, noses do they need to draw!

Week 5 – w/c 4th October – Colour GREEN
We will be exploring the colour green this week using frozen peas, making some green tree pictures and some wiggly caterpillars. We will have the climbing frame in the garden where we can practice climbing safely and fitting our bodies in and out of the frame.

Week 6 – w/c 11th October – Colour Yellow
We will be cooking this week, making some delicious banana muffins where we will need to weigh, chop and mash all of the lovely ingredients together before cooking them. We will play with yellow custard and make some minions and yellow chicks too!

Week 7 – w/c 18th October – Colour Mixing and Patterns.
This week we will be mixing all of our primary colours together to see what happens! We can use our hands and maybe even our feet to make colourful patterns and we will make some friendly colour monsters.


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