Leaves are falling, leaves are falling, one fell on my nose! Children learn about the seasons as part of our science curriculum. We encourage children to notice the world around them and during forest school sessions they have been intrigued by signs of autumn. Big ideas that have been drawn upon are trees and the weather. We have used information and story books to reinforce this scientific knowledge. Children have sang songs and learnt poems in order to develop their conceptual knowledge of autumn while also giving them the language to be able to describe it. Most children now have the language of, “leaves, acorns, apples, squirrels, falling, red, brown, orange, yellow, cold.” We also make meaningful links across the curriculum; watch out for how we use apples in our Expressive Art and Design cookery project . . .