A big welcome back to some of our children and families and a big welcome to those of you who have joined us this term.
The children have settled in well and are getting used to the environment and routines.
The Autumn Term has been busy so far, with more to come! Our topic this half term is 'Pumpkin Patch' when we will be talking about Autumn and harvest. We will be looking at how wheat gets from the fields to our table and how the leaves are changing colour on the trees. We will be focusing some of our work around the book The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin written by Betsy Band. This book is based on a traditional Indian folktale about a brave grandmother who outwits the wild animals. This is going to allow us to also look at foods from another country and of course pumpkins! After half term the children will have a chance to some pumpkin carving.
During the second half of the term will will be focusing on light and dark in our topic 'Who turned out the light!" This will provide the opportunity to explore the length of the day, shadows, festivals including Diwali and Christmas in addition to talking about people who work at night and the different jobs and roles they have.