Since the weather has been so cold the children and Mrs Hardman decided to have a camp fire in the garden. The children were learning about ways to keep themselves safe by listening and following the instructions and the importance of being safe by the fire.
the children were so excited to go out and play in the snow we threw snow balls, made little snow men and some children tried to make snow angels.
to keep us warm we brought out the musical instruments and music box and sang and danced along to Christmas music then enjoyed some hot chocolate.
The children have been exploring their senses whilst collecting materials from around the school grounds and our nursery herb garden. The children used these materials to create transient art pictures and make and decorate wreaths.
The children have shown an interest in volcanoes whilst playing with the dinosaur world.
We decided to make our own volcano and have experimented different ways to make it erupt.
The first time we used red cola and Mentos and sat all together to watch it erupt, then the children had the opportunity to experiment using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda at the arts and crafts table.
“lava comes out the volcano and its orange.”
“It will make a big boom noise then it erupts and lava comes out.”
“Some volcanoes turned to rock.”
” If its extinct it has turned to rock.”
” I wouldn’t touch lava it would hurt my finger.”
” Extinct means the lava has cooled down and turned to rock.”
” When I was with my mummy and daddy I saw a big volcano.”
The children have been interested in animals so we decided to have a look at the artist, Steven Brown’s artwork and see if we could create our own.
To do this we used a lightbox to trace around our favourite animal and then used a mixture of gluing, painting and pens to complete our masterpieces!