In the construction area, a number of children have shown interest in building ramps and bridges.
They investigated ramps of different materials discussing what happened when they put a car down each ramp.
They then looked at different shaped ramps predicting which ramp would make their car go the fastest using stickers to record the number of ramp they thought would make the car go the fastest. When making their predictions they were encouraged to share why they thought that ramp would make the car go the fastest.
Emily-Mae was keen to see how far she could make her car travel trying out different ramps. She learned how to measure the distance using a measuring tape. When the car went further she realised she needed more than one measuring tape to measure how far it had gone and got more measuring tapes.
In the art studio there has been a real interest in sewing. Children have chosen different items they want to design and been developing their fine motor skills and how to use a needle safely.
Some of the children have made their own clothes using ready made clothes as a template to draw onto fabric.
Zac and Lacey chose to make cushions choosing a fabric and learning how to sew it together.
Some of the children have shown an interest in decorations sticking material around the nursery.
They threaded beads onto pipe cleaners and also used feathers to design their own tree decorations.
They then put some cardboard boxes together and painted them green to create a Christmas tree. They used lights and the decorations they made to decorate the tree.
Some of the children have also been doing some wrapping creating presents to go under the tree.
At the work bench, a number of children have been using the saw to cut pieces of wood. Taylor sanded down the wood afterwards to make it smooth. They worked together to hammer the pieces of wood together to create a Christmas tree decoration. Once it was stuck together they painted it to add some colour.