We have made a fantastic start to our time at Broomley.
This half term our topic has been, 'Autumn Days.' We started our topic by sharing our knowledge and experiences of autumn and then worked together to plan what we would like to learn and what that learning might look like.
We started our topic by going on lots of 'welly wanders' around the school grounds and across the cricket field looking for signs of autumn. We loved finding crunchy red and orange leaves, ripe apples ready for picking and berries hidden on top of bushes for the birds. We also noticed that as the weeks past it grew colder and colder and it wasn't long before we needed our coats and hats on before venturing outside!
We love the colours of autumn and have been inspired by the changing landscape, and stories such as 'Leaf Man' to create our own autumnal artwork. We used autumn leaves to create amazing pictures, autumn bracelets and leaf crowns. We had lots of fun printing with vegetables and even using conkers to paint!
We enjoyed learning all about hibernation and used our knowledge to plan and build hibernation homes for all the animals that live in our outdoor classroom. We built a damp home for Mr toad and a snuggle leaf shelter for the hedgehogs.
In our mathematics sessions this half term we have investigated the properties of 2D shapes and used our knowledge to explore shapes in the environment.. We also enjoyed exploring patterns and in particular continuing, as well as creating our own, repeating patterns.