Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Autumn Term 1 - September - October

Autumn 1

September - October

Welcome back!


We've had a lovely summer break and it's great to welcome back all our children and families and help settle our new friends in at Cubs.


Harvest and Food


We have enjoyed learning about Harvest and Food. We enjoyed making our own bread, it tasted yummy!

We shared the story 'Rosie's Walk' and we then explored Cubs showing our understanding of the words 'over', 'under', 'through' and 'behind'.

Nursery Rhymes 



This week the children have been singing some of their favourite nursery rhymes. They have also learnt some Makaton signs to support their learning and understanding of these songs. We have also had fun using the musical instruments and exploring how sounds are made. 



The children loved going on a Autumn leaf hunt. They found leaves, twigs and conkers. We then used the items they collected in different activities over the week.




At Cubs the children enjoyed the story 'WOW said the Owl'. We enjoyed lots of activities exploring the different colours.They learnt the Makaton signs for the different colours. We made a lovely display using their handprints.

The Fair


This week the children have all been excited because it marks the annual event of Ilkeston Fair.