Group 3 today explored how to retell a story using natural materials to help them. They had to be very resourceful as some of the things they chose blew away in the bitter wind.
Group 2 explored how different items felt today and found a variety of objects that were rough. We needed to listen to each other and share ideas when we tried to decide which item we liked best that was rough.
Today group 1 explored outside in the icy winds. After reading the book, The Magic Bojabi Tree, they set about creating their own snake coiled around the tree.
After adding to the snake from week 1 the children PAUSED and REFLECTED upon their learning. They noticed that it was difficult to add detail to the snake where there was lots of other items and so it was best to find a new space. They also reflected on the challenge of running about the school ground and trying to carry items. It was suggested that sometimes it is best to walk!
Since starting our topic on Jack and the Beanstalk, children in Reception have shown a great interest in who is the tallest in the class. Today we measured everybody to see who was the tallest. I wonder who it is? What can we find in the classroom that is the same height as ourselves?
Since the new year Nursery have been exploring colours and colour mixing. This week we introduced the children to charcoal and they have been creating sketches.
Using the model the children looked at the shape of the person and made careful observations. The children noticed details and really focussed on creating these on the paper.
Last week Mrs Wallace’s group explored emotion through art. They looked at and discussed Andy Goldsworthy pictures and decided which emotion they would like to create. What emotions can you see?
Last week group 3 worked collaboratively to build the tallest tower. They looked at examples and discussed and evaluated their effectiveness. They then decided on the natural materials they would like to build with- wood was the overall winner. They then gathered logs and resources and used their communication skills to assemble a tower. A great effort! Let’s see if this weeks group can build a taller tower!
Today, Ms Scourfield asked us to investigate which household item – honey, hand-wash, syrup, bubble-bath, or ketchup – was the stickiest. To find this out we stuck two pieces of card together (with a little overlap – see pictures) and found out how many clothes pegs could be hung from them before they came apart. After a journey through scientific thinking: observing, questioning, reasoning, predicting, exploring, experimenting and explaining – all in 3ominutes of Learning Fun – we discovered…well, why don’t you find out for yourself at home!
Join us next week for more science experimenting and exploring!