Tag Archives: Imagination

Learning through play

Some of us have been wanting to work with letters and the alphabet so decided to make up the alphabet puzzle.  We didn’t want our photo taken though!  Katie, Nora and Lottie Mae all helped to make the jigsaw.

Others wanted to make their jigsaw a little trickier so decided to do it upside down so that they couldn’t see the picture.  They worked together to make sure the piece all fit together correctly.  Archie, Nora and Lauren all worked together as a team!

Others decided to make lovely patterns using the mosaics.  It must have a been a camera shy day as they too didn’t want their picture taken.  Maximus made these lovely patterns.

This also inspired Nora to make her own pattern.

Ollie decided he wanted to build a tower using the lego.

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Design

There has been inspiration for lots of different things this week.  Lottie Mae has designed and made her own olden days school and classroom using the blocks.

Ewan has been making pizza after having a delicious school dinner.

Ollie designed his very own boat with lots of different things that move on it.

Using our imaginations, we have made fantastic things and have been inspired by many different situations.  We shall post up more as we see/do them, keep an eye out for updates!

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Free time…..what to do I wonder?

We had some free time today and chose to do lots of different things.  Nothing was set, it was all our own interest.  This is how we kept ourselves busy.  We had a picnic, made chilli chicken, pizza in a pan and used the pots for musical instruments.

Some of us made a city, an aeroplane, a car and people out of construction materials.

Others decided to write letters and colour in, taking great care to do their best, as always.

A few of us went fishing, designed tractors, did jigsaws and found dinosaurs.

Inventors and designers were also in the classroom.  A tv is important in our eyes so it was important to design a tv with magical day and night tv screens at the same time.  It was just as important to have the switches, control panel and sockets at the back of it!

Everyone loves some Play doh

We began our day by going to the dough disco.  This is where we have to listen to, watch a video and copy what the lady does.  It helps with our motor skills.  It was great fun…..

but we didn’t stop there, we then had free play and let our imaginations go wild.  From making biscuits, cookies, blueberry cake and pizza…..

to a frog trying to catch some worms for breakfast……

and making sure there were tyres for the tractors.

 

 

 

Imagination is key

We’ve used our imagination in many ways.  We’ve been explorers looking for treasure, finding long lost animals and even hiding from robbers.

Exploring hasn’t been everyone’s cup of tea so there have been some inventive cooking classes and meals made during our time outside.  From grilling sausages and pasta……

to making soup and other glorious recipes…….

with all ingredients foraged from the forest!

Then cooking hasn’t been for everyone either.  Being in the south mainland and having many farming opportunities, the hairst has been a very busy time!

Tractor and combine harvester designs were discussed before the final model chosen and made.  Crops were harvested and taken in and the staff were given many lessons on what to do and how to help with this busy time.

Next, the sheep have to be ca’ad…..

The Three Little Pigs

Some of us tried to make a house of straw for the three little pigs.

There were a lot of helping in different ways and teamwork was key.

Then we decided the wolf might be hungry and need something to eat, hopefully not one of the three little pigs!

So a group set to to make delicious soup that the wolf would like.  With a little bit of this and a little bit of that, the soup was made and the trap was set!

Other people in the class set to building different types of houses for the three little pigs.  These were made of branches or pallets of wood.

They thought if there were leaves on the branches, the wolf might think it was a home!

The wolf fell for the trap, climbed down the chimney and ended up in the pot so we were able to make wolf soup!  It was delicious!

Here are some architects, planning their next houses to build.  I think they decided on houses made of tyres!