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Welcome to Autumn! A lovely season with the smells of leaves and the peat fires burning as the evenings grow chillier. We're all sad to say goodbye to another summer but now it's time to get back to school. Autumn is a season of getting back to work and preparing for the upcoming winter as well as a time to anticipate the upcoming holidays of Halloween and Christmas.

Our Autumn Curriculum Plan includes lots of great activities to start the children playing and learning. Remember that the Aistear guidelines suggest giving the children activities to initiate play and exploration of ideas, then observe and be guided by their interests as to what to explore further. Use our popular Aistear Stickers as a convenient way to label the children's creations and coordinate with Aistear themes and goals.



Nature Collage

Finger Painting Autumn Tree

Tree Id

My Favourite Season

Leaf Measuring

Leaf Landing

Hungry Squirrel

How Leafs Change Colour

Helicopter Take off

Bake a Fruit Pie

Autumn Sensory Tray

Autumn Colours

Autumn All Around

All About Squirrels

Aistear Observations

Download and print out these observation sheets to make individual observations. The Aistear framework specifies that your curriculum should always be responsive to the children's interests. Use our curriculum plans as a starting point and then be led by the children to plan future curriculum and discussions. Sample observation sheet »

By using observation sheets, you have well-documented evidence that you are working within the Aistear guidelines.

Aistear Observation Sheet

Aistear/Montessori Observation Sheet

Weekly Observations (Simple)

Weekly Observations (Detailed)