Term 1. 2 Why are there so many leaves on the ground?

Lesson: EYFS

Class: Garden Room Year: 2021 - 2022

This half-term the children have been thinking about our 'big question'...

Why are there so many leaves on the ground?

The children started their exploration in our forest exploring the Autumn changes and taking part in an autumn hunt to find signs of autumn. 

The children then went on to discuss why they think their are so many leaves on the ground; they came up with lots of lovely ideas, such as, "the wind blew them off", "they fell down", "its autumn". We explored leaves further with leave exploration using magifying glasses; creating collages and artworks; leaf rubbings and printing as well as fabulous Autumn mobiles in forest school. The children learnt how to use hand drills to create holes in conkers to add to their mobiles too. 

The children have been exposed to a range of fiction and non-fiction texts linked to Autumn and have used these to add to our mind maps of knowledge. 

The children are now able to talk about the season of Autumn with interest. They can tell you a little able why the leaves fall from the trees and end up on the ground. 

They are able to talk about the texts shared during the term with some support and will engage in conversations about these texts, they have learnt new vocabulary and extended their range of language.

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