A spook-tacular week

We've had a very spoooooky week in Robins! 

We have had such a fang-tastic and spook-tacular week - I wonder if you can guess our topic!

Something strange happened over the weekend. When we arrived on Monday, our class was covered in cobwebs and spiders! The theme continued when we used Halloween playdough cutters to make some groovy shapes. Our favourite one was the witch's hat because it reminded us of our story Room on the Broom. 

Cooking has been a big focus this week as we made pumpkin soup and spooky orange jelly. The children thoroughly enjoyed these activities and it was lovely to watch them take turns and help each other. We scooped out the pumpkin flesh and used it to make our scrummy soup and we then toasted the seeds in the oven. The seeds were such a great open-ended and natural resource to use within our play. We used the seeds to make playdough cakes and biscuits. 

The Halloween theme emerged again in our Monster Mash scrimbling activity. Our Robins made spooky sounds as they wiggled to the music. They created some great patterns on the paper, so we used scissors to try and cut around our patterns. Our Robins then enjoyed gathering their masterpieces to place inside their bags. This activity also encourages confidence and independence, as the children listen to instructions and tidy away the resources - remarkable when they are only 2-3 years old. 

It was our assembly this week and we enjoyed telling our friends all about Leaf Man. First, we watched the video on the whiteboard, as it had some lovely sound effects. Next, we showed everyone our creative Leaf Men which we had made using laminated leaves - there were even a couple of fish and butterflies. Then finally we sang our song, Autumn Leaves are Falling Down. 

We finished the week with a nice walk to visit the sheep, followed by lots of splashing in muddy puddles!