What we have been learning about in Autumn Two
This half term our focus has been around ‘festivals and celebrations’.
We have learnt about Halloween, Bonfire night and Diwali. We really enjoyed sharing our own experiences of these and recreating them using paint, movement and modelling.
Some of the things we have enjoyed the most include making our very own diva lamps for Diwali. We worked hard to mould the clay into the right shape to hold our candles! And making some rockets to represent fireworks. We used the 2D shapes to put them back together very carefully and have put them together to make a fabulous display on our classroom wall.
As well as our learning about celebrations we have also read a selection of favourite books such as ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘Owl Babies’ and ‘Journey’ and have produced some lovely work relating to these too.
What we have been learning in Autumn One
This half term our topic has been ‘All About Me’.
We have focused on settling in to our new classroom and routines, while getting to know our teachers and the other children. We have also read a range of stories by Eric Carle - the author who our class is named after.
Some of the things we have enjoyed the most include our work around ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, where we made a beautiful display for our classroom. The children had the opportunity, not only to listen to the story, but to make their own caterpillars, cocoons and butterflies using a range of arts and craft materials. We also enjoyed the story ‘Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?’ where we used stick puppets to retell the story, painted some of the animals and made hats to help us get into character!