looking at signs of autumn. The children helped to sort out all the fruits
and vegetables that had very kindly been donated by parents and carers. We
sorted them all into boxes and baskets and then we filled small paper bags with
a selection of fruit and vegetables. On Wednesday morning the children
made harvest hats and in the afternoon we took the gift bags into the big
hall where they distributed them to the elderly ladies and gentlemen. We
also sang them some of our favourite songs and rhymes. The children were
extremely well behaved and they got a big clap from their audience.
We have also used vegetables for printing this week and the children have
made lots of pictures using autumn colours. On Thursday we made apple
crumble and custard and we had some for snack. On Friday we made a height
chart in the shape of an autumn tree and next week we will measure all the
children and mark them on the chart.
We have been reading The Enormous Turnip story and the children have
enjoyed acting it out each day.
Thank you so much to everyone who brought in fruit and vegetables for our
harvest gifts. We were able to make a magnificent display before the items
were distributed and the children have had great fun looking at and naming
all the different foods.
As you can imagine we get through a large number of tissues at Squirrels
and this will increase as the winter sets in. If anyone can donate a box
of tissues at any time we would be most grateful.