Autumn term

Take a look at our wonderful holistic learning that we undertake through play!

During the first couple of weeks in Nursery we focus on settling in, welcoming back old friends and meeting new. We love spending quality learning time together that is focused on bonding, building friendships and exploring the environment. 


This time of year is always filled with awe and wonder as the children get stuck into lots of wonderful imaginative play throughout all areas of provision. 


Take a look at the Autumn term journey that we are currently embarking on!


Our first core text that we focused on has been 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell 

Space Week


We jetted off in our rockets and explored outer space! The children loved singing songs about the solar system and moon walking like astronauts. We studied photographs of the Moon and stars which inspired us to create our own scenic paintings. 


Story of the week: 'Whatever Next?' by Jill Murphy

Space Play!


We loved learning about space so much that it encouraged some of our friends to build their own spaceships using a variety of resources! 


Dinosaur Week! 


We have been stomping our way through pre-historic times as we explore Dinosaurs! We have loved painting our own dinosaur foot prints. 


Story of the week: '1,2,3 Do the Dinosaur'



As part of a whole school initiative to learn about our wonderful world, we use our amazing imaginations to take us to different countries! This week we are 'spending time' in Italy. Whilst on our adventure, we made our own 'Italian charms' (using the colours of the Italian flag), explored different pastas in our sensory station and turned our snack time into our very own Italian restaurant! 


Story of the week: "You Choose" by Pippa Goodhart

Remember, Remember the 5th of November


We have also been getting ready for 'Bonfire Night! We have enjoyed lots of gross motor mark making. We worked together, using chalk on black card to create our very own firework scene! 


The children have also been getting into the Halloween spirit. We dug out our spookiest costumes and had lots of fun together. 

Remembrance Day 


We commemorated Remembrance Day by painting our very own special poppy pictures. We talked about the brave soldiers and how important it was to remember them. 


We have also started to explore Autumn, we are looking at the changes that this season brings such as the beautiful colours of the leaves. 


Book of the Week: 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen 



Our poppy artwork inspired us to think of different ways in which we can create artwork. Here we are mark-making our own large scale poppies during 'Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle'

Autumn Exploration

We have loved exploring Autumn and our favourite book about this season is 'We're Going on a Leaf Hunt' by Steve Metzger. We studied leaves and drew our very own. The children's mark-making is fantastic! We enjoyed decorating Autumnal trees with real leaves that we collected together.

We have also loved exploring 'The Gruffalo'- by Julia Donaldson. We deep dived into the story during play and creative activities. We enjoyed decorating our own trees using Autumn leaves and then made Gruffalo faces!!