Why we love autumn
Autumn is an exciting time of year. As we begin to look forward to Christmas time, the leaves on the trees are quickly changing from green to brown and the mornings and evenings are becoming colder and darker. It is a busy time here at Pilgrims, with the return of our Autumn Tea Party, our Little Pilgrims Autumn event and Harvest Festival.
Although the weather was not at its best, and the rain did arrive, our Autumn Tea Party was a huge success. There were competitions for the children and their parents to take part in; make your own ‘Comedy Vegetable’, create a Mini Garden and, of course, our ‘Pilgrims Bake Off’ as well as circus skills to learn and tombola prizes to win. Well done to everyone who won a prize! We hope to organise some late summer sunshine next year!
Our Harvest Festival will take place on Friday 5 October 2018 and all parents of Reception to Year 2 children are invited to attend. We will find out why this time of year is so important and talk about the hard work the farmers throughout the country do to ensure we have food to eat. Our parents are always extremely generous with their donations of food, flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables and these items will be available to purchase after the assembly, with all proceeds going to the school’s chosen charity for this year, The Mind Map. Any remaining food will be donated to the local Food Bank.
October half term holidays are just around the corner, so it is the perfect time for some autumn activities. For the rainy days, there are lots of craft ideas to keep the whole family entertained. The autumn season is all about the colours red, yellow and orange, so why not do some painting? You could also tie in your crafts with Halloween and design some spooky-themed decorations for the house. What better way to impress the trick-or-treaters? When the weather is nice, long walks can be a great way to spend an autumn day. You could collect some leaves on your way and use them to create a leaf collage; the opportunities are endless!
We love the autumn term at Pilgrims as it’s the perfect excuse to wrap up warm, put our wellies on, and explore the great outdoors. We are so lucky to have a huge field with its own copse of trees, a willow tunnel, pond area and wildlife garden to explore so there’s lots for the children to discover, even at this time of year!
Why not take the opportunity to leave the car at home this term and walk to school? We are suitably located next to Bedford Park so it is the perfect opportunity to collect some leaves for your collage or spot some wildlife. Let us know what you find.