October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
Aayan had a great idea to use the left over straw to make a straw den. Everyone joined in and helped him. WOW!!!!
We have been investigating pumpkins in our key groups. We discussed what we thought a pumpkin might look like inside and where it might have grown. When we cut it open we used all of our senses to explore how it felt, tasted, smelt and looked. Some of the children decided to create pictures using the seeds and others chose to plant the seeds in our garden to see if they will grow into plants.
To investigate further how wind power works we raced balls in the paddling pool. We looked at how the balls moved differently depending on how we blew with our straws. When we blew gently the balls moved slowly and didn't travel very far! When we blew hard the balls moved quickly and travelled right across the paddling pool. We also experimented how to make the balls travel in different directions.