This week, Little Birds inquired about the Artist Takashi Murakami; they found out information about him, where he is from and closely observed pieces of artwork Takashi had created.
The children had fun and learnt new creative skills when developing their own representations of this art.
Little Birds were inspired to decorate flower and mushroom shapes with various colours of paint using different sized brushes.
They also made flowers from collage materials and different coloured paper.
Little Birds chose to write about our inspirational artist, whilst mark making in our writing area outdoors spaces.
They also carried out a science experiment! The children were excited to make their own slime using the ingredients corn flour, shampoo and food colouring. They added their own measurements and explored the consistency with their hands.
The next day they had to problem solve and complete the provocation as to how to free the small world people from the slime.
Their focus story this week was ‘Oi Frog’ by Kes Gray.
They listened to the rhyming story with enjoyment and attempted to make up their own rhyming phrases as well as stories about a frog.
Little Birds wrote their own stories about frogs being authors and illustrators.
Little Birds played games involving positional language “in front”, “under”, “ontop” and “ behind”; moving themselves and a frog puppet in different positions.
Little Birds also looked at other stories by our chosen author, Kes Gray.
Nova brought in her collection of Kes Gray books including ‘Oi Frog’ to share with her friends, comparing stories at school with her home books.
Phonics Sound of the Week: K
The children have been learning the difference and similarities between the sounds and letters C and K, including that they sound the same. They carried out various activities in the environment to enhance this phonics sound.
-Making ‘K,K,K Kites’
-Making ‘K,K,K Kiwi juice’ in the water area
Playing football ‘K,K,K kicking various size footballs’.
Making their bodies into the shape K in the outdoors, using their physical and expressive skills.
Bringing items in from home to show ‘K,K,Kaleidoscope’, a picture card of a ‘K,K,Koala bear’ and spare ‘K,K,Keys’.