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Expressive Arts & Design

This week the children have been exploring a variety of materials and using different tools and techniques to create their own beach scene. They loved experimenting with the different textures of the sand, tissue paper and glitter to represent their own ideas. Some children just enjoyed sticking different materials on, others chose to use their cutting skills to create different shapes to stick on and some rolled, scrunched up or moulded the tissue paper to create fish, sharks, waves, the sun, seaweed, crabs and even a crocodile.

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The children created some great pictures. I wonder what they will decide to create next at school or at home?

 

 

Self portrait

The children have been working on creating their very own self portrait. They have different skin colour crayons and pencils to choose from along with coloured pencils to use for their hair, eyes, mouths and cheeks. A large mirror was put on the table for the children to use so they could look at themselves to help decide which colours were best to use.

Independence and enthusiasm was present as the children chatted to each other about what colour hair and eyes they had! The children learnt how similar and different they are from each other.

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Could you draw yourself?

Expressive arts and design


This week the children have been using their cutting and mark making skills to create their house and their family. Our more confident cutters worked independently, cutting out the main body of the house, the roof, windows and doors and in some cases even added a chimney. Children still developing their cutting skills tried hard to cut around the rectangle of the house, with a little support at times and coaching on how to hold our scissors. They went on to add pre-cut roofs, windows and doors. The children enjoyed drawing pictures of their family looking out of the windows and were very pleased with their final results.

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What else can the children create using their cutting skills?

Painting Nursery Rhyme Pictures

This morning during our Art and Design group time the children painted some lovely pictures of their favourite nursery rhymes. We talked about different nursery rhymes we knew and then they chose which one was their favourite. They thought about the different coloured paints they would need to use for their pictures and what they were going to paint for their chosen nursery rhyme.

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'I like the grand old duke of York. That's the men climbing up the hill and then back down again.'

‘I like the grand old duke of York. That’s the men climbing up the hill and then back down again.’

'I've painted inch winch spider'

‘I’ve painted incy wincy spider’

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'That's Jack up the hill'

‘That’s Jack up the hill’

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Can you guess what nursery rhymes we have painted?

 

 

 

Expressive arts

This week our focused activity in the messy room is to explore different materials to create fish. Our inspiration comes from the nursery rhyme 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive.

The children chose different materials that were available and paint of their choice.

The children were most engaged in their activity and made great choices in what materials they were going to choose and they took pride in their achievements.

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The children have worked hard to produce beautiful fish that will go on display in our sensory room.

 

Humpty Dumpty Collages

This week the children have been making their own Humpty Dumpty’s in expressive arts and design. They used their cutting skills to create the parts of Humpty Dumpty with children being challenged to persevere and cut more of the pieces where able. Shouts of “look, I did it!  rang out across nursery as children rose to the challenge.

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They learnt how to fold the legs in a concertina fold which some children achieved independently.

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It was interesting to see what colour paper was selected by each child – there was definitely a pink theme running through with Mrs. Wooster’s group! The children enjoyed sticking on the parts and using their creative flair to add facial features to create their own Humpty Dumpty. The children were thrilled to see their Humpty Dumpty’s and felt a great sense of achievement.

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What other cutting challenge can the children rise to?

 

Potato sail boats

This week in the messy room we are using one of our well known vegetables to print sail boats. The children were fascinated that a potato cut in half then half again would make a boat!  The children shared resources well, taking turns and waited patiently for their turn. Colours for the boat were chosen as a group.

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What vegetable could you use to print out a type of transport?

Transport Junk Modelling

As part of our focus on transport, the children have been making transport vehicles. We asked the children to name different types of transport and then to think about what features each vehicle had.  The children selected their own junk, explored how to create their vehicle using their own ideas and used glue to stick each part together.

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What else can you make at home?

Pumpkin carving

Miss lipyeat’s group had great fun Pumpkin carving with reception. My group – Ava, Manya, Jaiyan, Lucy Hawkins, Logan and Tabitha showed great cooperation and collaboration as they worked together to scoop out the pumpkin. We then talked about what design we wished to create on our pumpkin and the children decided to choose triangle eyes, a square nose and a smiley face with teeth. Well done for showing great team work!

What would you carve on your pumpkin?

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