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Happy birthday to you!

There has been some children and staff’s birthday’s recently,  so we have been discussing birthday parties and what we would need to have a party!

The children have been creating their own birthday cakes and using different coloured materials to create their own patterns on the cakes.

The children chose different colours and created a simple pattern to make the icing on their cake. This learning experience allows the children to identify different patterns and to copy and complete their own simple pattern.

”chocolate cake is my favorite”

 

”My icing is blue, yellow, pink”

We can make patterns!

As our numeracy focus this term is patterns,  children used transient art with pom poms to copy and complete a simple pattern.

To provide challenge for the children, we introduced tweezers for them to pick up the pom poms.  This helps to develop their pincer grip and fine motor control.

”this pattern is green and pink”
”this one is quite tricky but i can do it”

”I can make this pattern, pink, yellow”

Pattern Detectives

This week we have been exploring patterns in the world around us. We have learned that a pattern is something that repeats over and over

 We began by looking at animal patternx and we were able to match the pattern to the correct animal we could see on the big screen.

‘This is from the giraffe’
‘The snake has a green and white pattern.’

We learned how some animals use their patterns to help them. The male peacock shows his patterned feathers to the feamle peacock.

The children also enjoyed exploring patterns by making rubbings from embossing plates.  They were able to describe the different patterns they could see.

‘ I have made a spotty pattern’

The children then decided to see what other pattern rubbings they could find around the nursery.

‘I am making a pattern using the floor.’

 

‘I have found a pattern on my shoe.’

We are beginning to learn to copy and create our own patterns using different colours.