Charcoal sketching

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.

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New Year in Nursery

Nursery have got off to a flying start. 2018 has begun with lots of challenges and exploration.

This week the children have discovered lots of little people stuck in blocks of ice. Using a range of tools and ingredients they have been trying to find out which releases the people the quickest!

We have been exploring colours and what happens when we mix different colours. Using poster paint, powder paint and water colours the children have been discovering new shades and tones of colours.

It has also been a great to start to our PE curriculum. The children have been combining travels and balances along the floor an on equipment.

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Year 5&6 Roman Exhibition

Yesterday, Year 5 & 6 showcased their topic learning at a Roman Exhibition held after school, in the school hall. They had the opportunity to share their Roman clay models they had created, with one another and with their parents/carers and teachers.

Year 5 & 6 – Would you like to do something similar to this again? If so why? If not, why not?

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EYFS collaborative cooking has begun.

Today the first two groups from Nursery and Reception worked collaboratively to create and cook their own pizzas. The children talked to each other to share their ideas and discuss how to decorate their pizza.

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Their was lots of discussion about hygiene and the health benefits of all the different vegetables on offer as toppings. We explored the seeds inside the peppers and the different textures of the mushrooms.

In the afternoon Reception put their mathematical thinking to the test to solve the problem. How do you share four pizzas between twelve children. How do you think we did it?

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MX Explorers – Who sawdust?

Things we noticed:

  • A fine white dust comes out of the stick when we cut it with the saw.
  • When we rub sandpaper on our sticks it makes the wood more smooth (and the colour seems to change)
  • The blade of the saw and the cut end of the stick got warmer after we had cut it, but quickly cooled down.
  • The drill cut through the stick slowly, but went through the grass quickly.

Can anyone use their knowledge to help us understand what we noticed?

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Transient Art in Nursery

Today the children in Nursery selected a range of natural materials to make pictures. The resources were varied and promoted deep and complex thinking. The children looked closely at the details and began to notice subtly differences in colour, texture, size and shape. The intricate patterns and features were explored through the detail of each picture.

The art took many formations – here one moment and gone the next!

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A Balanced Meal

Year 4 have been acting as personal trainers for some needy clients. They looked into their client’s diet and were horrified by the amount of sugar being consumed. They set about designing some balanced meals to help improve the diets. They worked brilliantly together to create realistic looking food using all sorts of resources including paper, dough and sponge. They demonstrated enormous focus for their learning today.

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