Friday, 11 May 2018

Outside is the best place to be

This week we spent a lot of time outside at nursery. We enjoyed singing our nursery rhymes in the sun and making up our own jingles in our boat on the way to the sea side! We also discovered lots of mini beasts who were hiding under our mud kitchen chairs. We discussed why they were under there and the different sizes and species we had found. We also spoke about the importance of being gentle and kind to all living things. 

We also enjoyed climbing this week where we discovered how to hand upside down, we even showed Miss Brown how to do it! We had lots of fun exploring the sun and what it could do, first we explored shadows where we traced around different animals shadows! Next we poured water onto the ground and drew around it, after a few minutes of playing we returned to find out it was gone! This sparked lots of questions and predictions about what had happened to our water! 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Inspired by Matisse!

During our Talk4Writing unit of Sleepy Bumblebee we used the artwork of Matisse 'The Snail' as inspiration. We discovered that Matisse sometimes created paper collages which he called 'painting with scissors'. We looked very closely at the artwork and attempted to create a replica...








 
We then had a go at creating a version in the same style but of a bee instead of a snail. Finally we created our own version of whichever minibeast we wanted...




 
Our creations are on display in our book corner if you would like to come and have a look!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

What is a baby frog called?


This week in nursery one of us put a picture on tapestry of herself holding a bearded dragon! We all had a look together and spoke about our thoughts. Some of us said it looked like a spiky frog! This lead us onto the topic of what is a baby frog called? We searched on the world wide web together and found out that they were called tadpoles. Luckily reception had real life tadpoles next door so we went over to explore!! We asked lots of questions such as, "how do they swim?" and "where are their legs?" Some of us noticed that they don't really look like frogs at all! 

 After this we were so excited by what we had discovered we couldn't wait to get it recorded in our jotters. Some us drew the tadpoles, some of us drew the bearded dragon and some of us wrote stories all about this experience! After this we watched the life cycle of a frog and by the end of the day we were all frog experts! 
 We also had lots of fun this week exploring loose parts and creating our own faces and designs. When one of us discovered that the circles fitted onto the sticks we had we all just had to try it out for ourselves! We made ice lollies, drinks, light bulbs and lots more. This created lots of opportunity for talking to our friends and teachers. 
We found our parachute in the shed! So we decided to take it out onto the big play ground and play lots of games with it, we made a giant mushroom! Played the swap names game and the Mexican wave!