The colour monster

The Colour Monster
Over the next two weeks, early years are focussing on their own emotions and have already completed lots of activities around the story. We have been colour mixing, threading, recognising our own emotions and talking about how we feel and also retelling the story. We can’t wait to share more activities with you all too!

Caterpillar find!

Today we found a very hairy caterpillar on our school playground. We carefully collected it with some leaves so we could investigate further. Together we looked at the pattern on the caterpillar and used that to help us identify it. We think it is a Scarlett Tiger Moth caterpillar. We then looked at the lifecycle of caterpillars, their habitats and their diet. We are going to be creating some wonderful art around what we have found this afternoon.


It’s all about the hedgehogs this week in Early Years at Farrowdale. We have been creating our own little hedgehogs using different media and materials and also learning facts about them too.


Early Years have enjoyed their first art session this week 🎨 We have looked at the still life artist Paul Cezanne’s painting called ‘The Basket of Apples’ and we have recreated our own set up. The children loved mixing the shades and took care when creating their masterpieces on little easels.

Peg dolls

The children in Early Years have been decorating their individual peg dolls today. They have chosen their own doll to decorate so when they come in, in the mornings, they can find their doll and put it in the house to show that they have self registered. They have been so excited about painting them and are looking forward to using them on our signing in desk later in the week.

Mini beast investigators

Today we found a butterfly and the children were so excited to look at it with a magnifying glass. We also spent some time looking through a book about minibeasts and identifying the different insects 🕷 🐛 🦋

Spanish week

As part of our Spanish week our Year 1& 2 pupils enjoyed their Spanish food and drink tasting lesson. The children enjoyed typical Spanish food and a fruit Sangria!