We’ve been talking about seasons recently and in particular, autumn. We discussed the changes we can see and/or feel happening around us. We noticed that the weather is starting to get cooler, the skies are cloudier, the clouds are darker, it’s windier and the leaves on some of the trees are starting to change colour (well technically they aren’t changing colour – they’re losing their green as they’re not producing as much chlorophyll). We have been learning the poem “Little Leaves” as well. At the activity tables we created our own falling leaves artwork.
First we used red, yellow, brown and orange oil pastels to draw some leaves for our trees. We also drew some bark on strips of brown card.
Then we cut out the tops of our trees and the trunks and stapled them to the sides of a plastic A4 sleeve.
We cut up small pieces of red, yellow and orange card into tiny triangles and placed them into the plastic sleeve to represent the falling leaves. After we stapled the treetops on we were able to shake our bags to make the leaves fall off of our trees. We even learnt some new vocabulary: deciduous and evergreen!