Saturday, 11 October 2014

Our Week: Autumn Days

We started the week with a lovely walk in the country, collecting colourful autumnal leaves to bring home to identify, and armfuls of apples that we made into apple pies.
At home, we printed trees from our handprints and then decorated them with finger paints to represent the colours in spring, summer, autumn and winter.
I used these prints to make bright covers for the children's topic books.
We made prints with the leaves we found on our walk,

measured and identified them. We revised the names and order of days of the week, months and seasons of the year.
As we hadn't done any sewing in a while, the children enthusiastically worked together on an autumnal tree, taking turns to sew on buttons to represent the leaves.
Miriam, age 3, enjoyed wrapping some yarn around these cut out leaf shapes.
We investigated some of the products that come from trees and the children were particularly interested to find out that rubber and maple syrup does! They decided what their favourite season was and had to give reason for their choice. Winter was the clear winner!

In our daily Bible time we have been singing the Harvest hymn We Plough the Fields and Scatter.
"All good gifts around us, are sent from heaven above,
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all His love."

1 comment:

  1. Lots of seasonal learning going on! I especially love the button tree sewing.