Tag Archives: problem solving

Frozen Castles!

In the garden last week the children noticed that the sand was frozen “Jack Frost made it hard, it’s icy” they agreed. Upon finding a bucket with frozen sand in it, they worked together, taking turns to dig the sand out “it’s a frozen castle” they exclaimed! Then the children tried to get the sand out of the other buckets but couldn’t, deciding that “we need to melt it”. So using warm water and timers the children investigated how long it took to melt the ice.

“It’s warm to get it out. It melts the ice.”

“It’s hard, it’s still frozen.”

 

Forest School Today

Last week the children watched me make a swing with rope and a sturdy stick for the seat. Today, they tried to make their own swing which was brilliant to watch! Here they are climbing up the tree to throw the rope over.

Later, the children thought they saw a sea monster in the river.  We decided to get a closer look by standing on the riverbank.

There was definitely one in there or maybe more – the children were convinced! And we just love swings.

Technology

The children have been using their problem solving skills to design and work together to create some architecture buildings. We have also been using our imagination with the blocks to create characters from our favourite movies. Some children have been exploring schematic play , through using the blocks to enclose items they have gathered in the Family Centre.

Architects, builders beware – check out what the Cartmill children have been up to……………..they even tidy up after themselves 😁😁😁

Cartmill children have created a fantastic bridge!

Well done for using the tools  safely

Boys working together, good job

A new stormtrooper house

The boys understand the routine of the nursery and tidied up when they had finished.