Before Winter arrives, we are taking advantage of Autumn. After o walk around, we decided to paint a collage using several pines cones to make an Autumn tree.
We painted with brushes, rollers and our own hands.
You can see the results on the walls of our classrooms!!
We have been playing with tissue paper in N1. We enjoyed scrunching the paper and throwing it. And finally, we collected the paper from the floor and put it into the basket!!
These kind of plays help our kids to understand how to use some objects, in this case, paper. Also, they learn to understand prepositions such as “under”, “on top” or “behind” by carrying out the action (playing and scrunching the paper).
They learn as they play and have fun. What else??
This week Nursery 3 was very busy celebrating both Halloween and La Castanyada.
First, they carved pumpkins and decorated them. Later, they could use the parts not used to make some art with Autumn colours.
When they finished working with pumpkins they had an amazing and spooky idea: why don’t we cook spiders? And they did it!
And finally, they had a traditional visit: La “Castanyera” came to St. Peter’s and told her stories about chestnuts, sweet potatoes and this traditional event in Cataluña.
Fall is such a lovely time of year! Its the perfect time of year for fall sensory play with leaves! Nursery 1 have been taking part in this amazing sensory play. They have been exploring with leaves, feeling them, throwing them and using them to make pictures for our display.
Exploring the environment can be a great way to teach our little ones about the changing of seasons and provides them with an opportunity to develop their senses, make observations and learn some new words!
We FINALLY carved our pumpkins in Nursery. Of all our favourite fall activities, this is a must do tradition. With the proper set up, the kids were free to get to work by themselves. We encouraged them to do it together and we let them explore freely. It was an amazing experience!
This week Nursery 1 used all their senses when exploring the mysterious goo. The children were fascinated to see blue powder turn into goo when the teacher added water. We even learned how to say ‘Wow!’.
At first some children were hesitant to touch it but with encouragement from their teachers and friends they quickly got stuck into the fun! We all had tremendous fun and have been strengthening our fine motor skills.
We are enjoying the start of Autumn in Nursery 3. We went on an Autumn walk looking at the changes in the environment. We collected various treasures: leaves, pine cones, twigs… We began to explore the different colours and textures of leaves, and then we gathered everything in our class tray and made a nature collage painting and glowing. We added pasta, tissue papers, autumn colours and all our little treasures we found on our walk
We were so proud of our paintings we made a special display in our class just to show off all our hard work!