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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

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Autumn

This week we have been learning all about what happens in Autumn! There have been leaves everywhere in our classroom! We have searched through the leaves looking for pine cones and conkers in the exploration area, there were some animals hiding in there too!  Our construction area had lots of big wooden blocks for us to build houses for the bears so they didn’t get cold! It was lots of fun to work together with our friends and make big homes for the animals!  Our ‘eye spy’ area was a mini forest and we could see lots of Autumn treasures hiding in there.  There were lots of creative leaf activities as we painted and collaged using Autumn colours like red orange and brown.  One of our adult lead activities was to make leafy hedgehogs! We thought they looked very spikey. There was a Gruffalo and small world forest area for the children to have lots of imaginative play in too- they especially liked the treehouse!  The children’s favourite area of the week was our imagination area, transformed with hundreds of leaves into our very own Autumn forest with lots of hidden forest creatures to find!  We even had time to celebrate bonfire night with some firework painting before ending the week with our cooking session and making some tasty chocolate and orange leaf biscuits!

Autumn senses

We have had a lovely first week back after half term, the children have been very busy exploring our Autumn senses classroom! There were lots of insects to discover in the crunchy leaves in our exploration area as well as some bumpy pinecones and shiny conkers!  The group had lots of fun in the dark tunnel again this week, especially when we added some big bouncy pumpkin balloons to play with!  Everyone had lots of fun with them!  There were more pumpkins in our fine motor activities as the children tried hard to use the tweezers and grabbers to pick up conkers and put them into the pumpkin pots!  There were even pumpkins in our creative area as the children painted pumpkins and even decorated real ones.  One of our activities this week was to hammer some big pegs into some pumpkins, that was very tricky, but we all enjoyed trying! Our funky fingers area had lots of giant pinecones for us to wrap up in colourful ribbons- we thought this was lots of fun!  We went on an Autumn senses walk this week too, looking at the different coloured leaves and finding signs of Autumn in the playground.  We also collected hundreds of leaves ready for our next theme- ‘Autumn’ we hope you can see them all in the classroom next week!

5 senses!

This week we have been learning all about our five senses! We have had lots of fun exploring the different learning areas, the sensory tubs with noisy bells and scented wax cubes kept lots of the group very busy! The children liked investigating the different textures and objects in the sensory den, especially the ones that made lots of noise!  One of the favourite activities of the week was hiding in the dark tunnel and using the torches to find all of the different colours! We had so much messy fun this week with new sensory play to try each day, we tried playing with gloop, shaving foam, coloured spaghetti and even wobbly jelly! We didn’t mind getting dirty hands, we washed them when we were finished!  One of our adult lead activities this week was to taste some new foods- we all liked the crunchy rice cakes but were not too sure about the juicy lime!  This week our PE session was in the big hall with our friends in So 2 Speak, we tried lots of new skills and listened very carefully to the PE teacher.  We ended the week making chocolate crispy cakes with a popping surprise! The children liked trying the popping candy before we sprinkled it onto our cakes!

My friends  

This week we have been learning all about friends, the classroom has been so busy as we have been talking about our friends and learning everyone’s name! We had fun playing with the small world school, making all the children play on the slides.  There have been lots of creative activities, making things for our friends – we have made threading bracelets, decorated beautiful cards and coloured paperchain friends too! The imagination area was a birthday party with a huge birthday cake to share with our friends, the group loved singing and preparing the tea!  We worked together to build towers with the soft play, it was lots of fun jumping and climbing on them too!  This week we have been enjoying sensory circuits with our friends and practicing our turn taking skills- we are getting better every day!  Our PE session was lots of fun this week as we went into the big children’s playground and used the hoops and played football together!  We ended the week with our cooking session we baked a big chocolate cake and then we decorated it all together- we all took an enormous slice home to share with friends at home too!

My family

This week we have been learning all about families! We been practicing all the different Makaton signs for our family members and using them in our family fingers song! The group have loved having the dolls houses to play with, there has been so much imaginative play, moving characters around the different rooms, climbing stairs and putting them to bed!  The home corner returned to the imagination area and all of the children had lots of fun making food for their peers and the adults in the room!  The group have also enjoyed feeding the dolls this week, they have been so gentle and caring with the baby dolls too. One of our adult lead activities this week was to explore the shredded paper, we found lots of pictures, puppets and dolls of different family members and it was lots of fun hiding them again!  Another activity was to make beautiful, sparkling frames to display pictures of our families- we used bright colour markers and some glitter too!  During creative time the children had the chance to make their own lovely pictures especially for their family, we even tried some mark making on family tree pictures.  The ‘eye spy’ area was popular this week as the children spotted Peppa pig and her family, we talked about what we could see them doing in their house. The group also enjoyed the fine motor activity this week as they used tweezers to sort the families into matching colour pots!  Our cooking session this week was lots of fun too as we made gingerbread families- they looked and smelled amazing!

Happy and sad

This week we have been learning all about our emotions- and talking about the things that make us happy and sad. There was water play in the exploration area with lots of emotion stones with different faces, for one of our activities we found the faces and tried to make the same face in our feelings mirror! We kept our imagination area as a doctor’s surgery, this week we were helping to make lots of babies better.  The children tried lots of different creative techniques, this week they especially liked peeling the emotions stickers and sticking them to the paper.  Our creative activity was to paint happy and sad face balloons, it was lots of fun and a bit tricky to paint on wobbly balloons! All the children have loved playing with all the small world toys this week, we had lots of Peppa pig toys for pretend playing and lots of the group really liked the noisy hospital and ambulances!  Our PE session this week was a play dough disco, it was so much fun squishing and squashing the play dough to the music!  We ended the week with our cooking session and made some silly face biscuits- we even tried a few of the sweeties as we were decorating them!

All about me

This week we have been learning all about ourselves! Our bodies and our faces and all of the things we like. We had lots of fun in the imagination area pretending to be doctors and looking after our friends to make them better! Our creative area was full of faces as we painted, collaged and even made some out of play dough with googly eyes! Our activity was to make our very own paper plate faces, we looked in the mirror at all of our features and used the coloured paints and tissue paper to make a mask!  Our construction area was a dressing up area where we tried on lots of different costumes, we were very good at trying to put things on all on our own, and asking for help when we needed it – we had some very funny costumes! The exploration area was perfect for making marks in the sand, one of our activities was to draw faces and make hand prints in the wet sand.  Our maths area was very busy with puzzles and magnetic bodies to build and everyone loved playing with the Mr potato heads!  For music this week we have been dancing to ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’, we hope you keep practicing at home!  We ended the week with our cooking session and made some tasty funny face pizzas – we hope they were as delicious as they looked!  

Starting nursery

We welcomed the children back to the first full week in Me 2 Club and met lots of new friends! We were happy to see the new children settle so quickly and enjoy all of the different areas and activities in the classroom as well as outside.  We had fun playing in the water and counting the 5 little ducks in the exploration area and using the large blocks in our construction space.  The home corner was very popular as lots of the class pretended to make tea and cakes for the adults in the room.  For our group activities this week we made some lovely hand print tiles to remember our first week in nursery.  We also talked about the class all fitting together, and decorated some colourful puzzle pieces for our class display.  We like to have lots of messy and creative challenges in the classroom and they have all enjoyed experimenting with paints, glue and play dough!  The new children have loved exploring our outside play area, climbing, sliding and riding on the bikes! For our music session we tried out lots of different instruments and have been learning the song ‘This is the way we go to school’, we’ve been trying out our dance moves too in our PE session.  We ended the week with our cooking activity and baked some tasty puzzle biscuits!