Our new topic this half of term is all about materials. Our outside focused activity this week will be sorting different materials into groups. We started with some objects from inside nursery which we discussed and the children worked out what they were made of. We had objects made of metal, wood, plastic and paper. Once these were sorted the children then looked around the front playground for objects made of various materials.
“This is wood!”
“This is metal”
“This is made out of wood”
“And this is made out of metal”
A great mornings work locating various items made of different materials!
What type of material can you find at home that we didn’t spot at school?
This afternoon the children got kitted out in their waterproofs and wellies and got to work helping Mr Brombley dig out the, not so happy looking, flowers in our flower bed. After completing that job the children happily continued to dig the soil looking for wiggly worms. They all had great fun getting very muddy!
“It’s a tiny worm”
“Look I’ve found a big wiggly worm”
Â Our very own little grange band has arrived!
This afternoon the children were introduced to our new music wall in the garden. The children chose different “musical” items and helped to hang them up including a colander, a silver plate, some different sized copper pipes, a dog bowl, a small silver bucket and a large bin! The children loved working together to make music. They tried playing the different items loudly and quietly but their favourite was, of course, loudly!
“Do you like my music?”
“This one makes a banging noise”
“I can play two together”
What would you use as a musical instrument?
This week the children have explored our outdoor area for different items they could use to paint with. They came up with lots of ideas including; sticks, leaves, bark, stones and the tyres! Some children chose to dip their item in the paint and use it just like a paint brush and other children chose to paint the item and print it onto the paper. A favourite to use were the tyres. The children enjoyed painting them and then seeing the pattern they made on their paper!
Â “Look it’s the tyre!”
“I’m using a stone Miss Lipyeat.”
“I’ve used bark to paint and now I am using a leaf.”
“I have used bark for my picture.”
Linking with our dinosaur topic this week the children went on a dinosaur hunt! They worked together to find the 9 different dinosaurs hidden in the outdoor area… well one may have stomped off inside! When the children found a dinosaur, they worked out which dinosaur it matched up to on their sheet, ticked it off and then quickly carried on the hunt for the others – but some were a lot more tricky to find!
Perhaps you have some dinosaurs hiding at home that you might not even know about!Â
“I’ve found the pterodactyl.”
“I’ve got some more dinosaurs to find!”
“Look I’ve found one hiding on the box.”
“I’ve got four more to find.”
“Look I’ve found two dinosaurs!”
“I’ve found them all!”