Autumn, "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness..", or
Fall, when leaves fall down. Autumn has inspired poets for centuries
and provides a great chance for some creative writing.
On the floor set out a route/ road for Roamer to take, as if going
for a walk. Along the route place items such as Conkers, leaves, pictures
of a lake, birds migrating etc. Then the children should:
- Dress Roamer suitably for an Autumn walk.
- Program Roamer to take her walk.
- Discuss what Roamer will see, smell, hear on her walk. (Obviously
the conkers represent chestnut trees etc.)
- Write a description of the Roamer walk in two different ways:
- purely giving directions - eg. Go forward until you reach the
Chestnut trees, then take a right had turn and carry on until
you can see the lake
- a descriptive piece - eg. Wrapped up warmly and wearing her
Wellingtons, Roamer was able to jump in all the puddles as she
followed the path through the Chestnut wood
- Draw a picture of the walk.
- Write a poem about the walk.
This is a nice self-contained unit that will fit in well with all the
other project work that you will be doing on Autumn. It could be set
up after a walk that the children take, placing items they have collected
from their walk along Roamer's path. Or perhaps built up over time as
children bring autumnal items in.
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