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I’ll huff and I’ll puff…….

The bairns have been really interested in building this term.  This week we read the story of The Three Little Pigs and experimented with building houses for each pig out of straw, sticks and bricks…..

It was really hard to build a house from the straw.  “It didn’t stay up.” (Elsie)

 

“I huffed and I puffed and I could knock da sticks down.” (Honor)

“The best one was when we used all the stuff to build da house.  It was da biggest and da strongest.”

 

 

 

 

 

We had lots of fun exploring the story with roleplay and exploring, strength, materials, size, weight, position, forces, problem solving to decide on the best material and how to test them.

The bairns decided the bricks were easier to build with because they could stack but they still fell over, so we explored different types of brick….foam….wood….stone….and built a wall.

Busy bees….

It’s great to be busy, work together, problem solve and let friendships develop, all at play.

we have enjoyed making pizza for snack, lots of building and measuring and being creative.  The bairns really enjoyed themselves and transferred they play outside, using larger loose parts to build than the marble run and making pizza and soup in the mud kitchen.

Mrs Colvin “Oooh this tastes like delicious chicken soup.”  “No Mrs Colvin, it’s MUD soup!” 😂

The bairns made a games hiding balls in pipes and wondered how to get them out, how many would come out, which end would they come out and so on.  Lots of great counting, estimating and problem solving as well as great co-operation working together.

There’s a bit of a Frozen frenzy happening in Nursery too with the upcoming new Frozen 2!  Our bairns are turning their den into a Frozen palace, enjoying the princess dresses and songs.

our creative area has been popular making Frozen props and decorations with a focus on using squares as our shape of the week.

 

Cardboard box creativity

What fun we’ve had exploring our creativity with these cardboard boxes.  Open-ended and free exploration plays a really important role in our Nursery, allowing the children to create, fail, reassess and engage problem solving to help them make sense of the world around them.

We had such fun with the boxes inside, we decided to take them outside.  The children were very mindful of the environment and then animals and living things within the environment.  They engaged in some great discussions as to how to look after their environment and use the boxes and equipment safely and appropriately.