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At Westwood we believe in letting our Year One children explore their own learning through the art of play. We use provision to enable the gap between Reception and Year One. By doing this it means that the children do not have to have formal learning straight away. We have role play, art, construction, water and sand trays, maths and writing areas, a science area and a stage for the children to discover. Have a look at the pictures below to see what we have been up to. 
We made some amazing kites in our learning time. We can't wait to see them fly!
Kai made an amazing model of a building. He told me all about it and the shapes that he used.
The girls in Blossom class have loved working their little fingers with this fine motor activity! Boo made a house with her elastic band and Mia created a beautiful pattern.
I was so impressed with the work that some of the boys did in class today. They used tweezers to create towers in size and colour order. 
A few of the activites we have been up to this week, water play, fine motor activites and phonics game on the board.
Elsa and Mia created an amazing town out of lego. They were really proud of it and showed it to everyone in class.
The children loved colouring in the flower pictures left out in art this week. They spoke about what colour flowers they had seen on walks, what the different type of flowers looked like and what they were called.
The children had so much fun racing around the race track pretending to be Mabel the motorbike. They had to all race together and try and stay in the lines! They did an excellent job. 
The class had so much fun with the shredded paper this week. They built mountains with it and called it snow, measured it using jugs and tried to sieve it through different objects. 
We have all got our own individual playdough pots and use them to create things. We also watch dough disco videos on youtube and copy their actions! Leo made mountains with his, Mia made a snail and Olly made a shark. 
The girls have loved dressing up as scientists this week. Lorna said when she is older she wants to be a scientist! 
The children have really enjoyed using their whiteboards this week. They have been writing CVC words and practising their number formation. I have loved seeing what new things they produce each lesson! 
In maths we looked at shapes and tried to make our own pictures using different shapes. Look how amazing they look! 
The girls in Blossom class have loved going in the reading area and pretending to be teachers. They have been creating their own stories with the stage too.