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Hedgehog Room - Autumn Term 1

Week 1: The children have all really settled in well, especially the children that have joined us this September. To continue to help the children settle in our topic this term is "All about me" to help us and the children to get to know each other.

Week 2: The children used mirrors to look at their reflections and make pictures of their own faces. They talked with their friends about all of the similarities and differences they could see. The children will be making hand prints and self-portraits that can be seen on our lovely welcome board in the preschool. 

We did some messy play and the children painted their hands to print on their pictures. 

Week 3: This week we will talk about people that are important to us, our own families and homes, and how all families can be different. 

We have been reading the story Goldilocks and the three bears.



​​​​​The children used shapes to make their houses.

The children enjoyed mark-making pictures of their families in the foam, they talked about how it felt and what they could smell.

Week 4: The children will explore what is special to them and what they like to do.

Week 5: This week we will be exploring our senses and what we can do to keep our bodies healthy.

The children will enjoy going on a listening walk around the school to explore what they can hear and see.

This week we will be looking forward to having a special visit from a dentist, she will be bringing Denny the Dragon and showing us all how we should be brushing our teeth. 

The children will start to explore using scissors this week we talk about scissor safety and how they should always ask and adult before using them.

Week 6: This week we will be talking about British Values


We will be talking about emotions and how we express how we are feeling, the children will show each other how each emotion may look like on their faces.

Colour Monsters and Zones of Regulation

In this weeks music lesson we will be using musical instruments and learning new songs for Harvest Festival in our music lesson with Mrs Walter.

Week 7: This week the children will talk about the season Autumn and what changes they might see in the world around them.