During October we had lots of fun exploring and learning all about the change in season. We have explored natural materials and also added other materials to enhance exploration.

Our Pre-school children have concentrated on the changes in the environment, grow, decay and changes overtime. We have challenged their knowledge through open questions during circle time and exploration activities.

EYFS links-

Understanding the world- The world- Notices detailed features of objects in their environment.

Understanding the world- The world- Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Expressive arts and design- Exploring media and materials- Notices and is interested in the effects of making movements which leave marks.

Physical- Moving and handling- Picks up small objects between thumb and fingers.

Physical- Moving and handling- May be beginning to show a preference for a dominant hand.

Characteristics of effective learning-

Creating and thinking critically- Having their own ideas- Thinking of ideas.

Active learning- Keep on trying- Persisting with activity when challenges occur.

Playing and exploring- Finding out and exploring- Using senses to explore the world around them.

British values-

Democracy- Everyone is treated equally and has equal rights.

Democracy- Giving children opportunities to share, take turns, collaborate and make some decisions together.