Colour hunting and sorting
We looked at the colours that made up Elmer's patchwork body and went hunting for things around our nursery which were coloured, red, blue, yellow, green, orange and purple. Look what we found.
Icing biscuits for our Macmillan fundraising afternoon tea.
As we had been enjoying listening to Elmer stories this week, we thought is might be nice to ice biscuits in different bright colours and arrange them on a large Elmer template to create our own patchwork elephant.
We mixed the icing, spread onto biscuits and even washed up and cleaned tables when the work was done.
We investigated some 2d shapes such as squares, circles, rectangles and triangles. We found out that circles are round and can roll. We found circles around the classroom, our clock is a circle shape. When looking for squares we looked up and noticed square tiles on the ceiling. Shapes are everywhere!
All different sizes
After reading the story 'The smartest giant in town' we had a challenge to sort out the different sized clothes and dress the people. Children used language such as 'big one', 'too small', 'This one needs bigger top' when finding the clothes to fit.
Paper plate portraits
We looked in a mirror and talked about our own faces. "two eyes, blue" "In my mouth, I got teeth, look and a tongue, it sticks out" "nose and hair, brown hair" We then used paper plates and other resources to make a self portrait.
We used our listening ears and went to find different objects around our classroom. "Please find me a pencil and a musical instrument," "Can you bring me something I can draw a picture with?", "Please bring me something I can sweep the floor with".
After learning about our senses, we counted out a number of buttons, pebbles, matchsticks, shells and gems to create a face.
We used our sense of touch to say what we thought was in the box and how they feel.
"It's prickly," "It's soft and squidgy," "It's fluffy"
Some children liked the feel of tickly bristles on the paintbrush. Others like the soft and squidgy sponge.
It's great fun but also a bit slimey, slippery, soggy and squidgy.
There are lots of seeds and stringy bits inside.