Footsteps Chalfont News Summary
It is always a very special time getting to know all our new children and ensure that we find out how we can tailor all of our activities to make them feel safe, develop friendships and learn all about their new environment. We have had a brilliant start to the term and the first few weeks have flown by. Now, with the fall of leaves, cooler days and change in season, comes an amazing array of colour, imagination, activity and opportunity to learn, play and explore! We have been really enjoying thinking about how we can focus on the season of Autumn at Footsteps, and have been busy filling our days with incredible activities that our amazing team have all helped put so much time and thought into.
We have certainly been making the most of the variety that comes with this season and have been enjoying some beautiful walks, jumping in piles of leaves, collecting conkers,
sticks and leaves in our Forest School sessions. We loved making our collections into some gorgeous wreathes to display. We have been enjoying some lovely sunny days too as we get physical and improve our skills with our visiting tennis and play-ball coaches.
Our children have also created the most beautiful Autumn crafts– painting with fern leaves in yellow, red and green, rolling conkers in paint and printing with toilet tubes. We have coloured pictures, and made some healthy paper kebabs with autumn themed vegetables like carrots, tomatoes and courgettes. We loved looking at Autumn vegetables. Keen to extend this interest and opportunity for learning, we dug them up out of the earth and looked at how they looked and felt, and then practiced our chef skills as we cut them up for snacks. We also enjoyed painting with some very large carrots. It’s so important to make vegetables fun so that the children have a healthy and positive relationship with foods that are good for them and develop a passion for trying new things.
With the end of October comes lots more opportunities to focus on celebrations and special occasions with festivals, Halloween and fireworks all in sight. We can’t wait to share lots of new experiences with the children and tell you all about it!