This week it has all been about art. We have created designs inspired by Matisse and Kandinsky, using the skills shown by the artists. The children have enjoyed cutting, sticking, painting, colour mixing with the paints (a real favourite) and learning to draw.
The children have worked really hard this week and had a really good go at everything.
Today we had a box of eggs. I demonstrated how the eggs could break and we discussed different ways that we could protect the egg. The children talked about different materials and how they might help to protect the egg, if it was dropped. So the children set about making something that the egg could go in and have protection when we dropped it. They had lots of fun watching the drop and then seeing if the egg was damaged or protected.
This afternoon, we looked at what we put on our body! The children came up with some great ideas, hats, gloves, clothes, sun cream and soap were a few suggestions.
We then drew around a volunteer and the children cut out some pictures and added them to our body.
As a class we had talked about who helps us in the community. The children had a good understanding about who helps us. One of those being Police Officers. On Friday 15th January, we had a crime committed in Reception Class. The children became Police Detectives, following the clues left behind to find out who did it! They followed the handprints, finger prints and the footprints. The children loved exploring all the clues and even had their own finger prints taken!
Detective Harold the Giraffe helped the children look at what was safe and unsafe in different environments. Firstly, I asked the children to go around the classroom and find anything they thought was dangerous. The children brought back a variety of things, lego (you could stand on it), scissors, hand gel, tap pins. We discussed how these might be dangerous.
Then we had a think of dangerous things they may find outside the classroom. They could write or draw pictures on the sheet. We has a sharpener, squid, boiling water, sharp pencils, wasp,fire and even a jelly fish. We then watched and discussed the video of Harold being a detective.