As the trees start to produce wonderful colours and the nights draw in, throughout October we are teaching the children about ‘Dark Nights and Night Animals’.
Children will be reading about animals that come out at night, looking for signs of them in our large outdoor garden, and even creating their own to decorate our night-time board! We believe there is significant value in parents supplementing at home what the children are learning at nursery. Therefore this is now a great time of year to go on family woodland walks to collect leaves and to look in your garden or in a park for animals at night such as hedgehogs.
The Harvest Festival will be celebrated by making Autumn Wreaths and looking at Harvest Foods and, of course, Halloween! We will be preparing for Halloween and exploring the changes of seasons with spooky crafts and observing the world around us as the leaves change and the weather gets colder.
Who doesn’t love cats!? It is National Cat Day is on 29th October and we will encourage the children to show our love of cats and allow the children to bring in cat photographs from home.