Have you ever tried painting with feathers?
Children love everything about feathers from the colours to how they feel all soft and fluffy.
It´s nice to explore with the things in our environment and that´s exactly what they did. The children in Nursery 1 explored by using the feathers to paint with. By swirling and mixing the different types of paint, they were able to create different patterns and textures.
Painting strengthens fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination so open up a bag of feathers and have fun!
There´s no better way to paint flowers than to get outside and see them in their full glory and that´s exactly what they did.
The children at their after school arts and crafts club, took their paper and pencils and went to the beautiful secret garden at the bottom of the playground where they found lots of different flowers blooming.
They looked closely to find the different patterns, colours and textures and tried to copy them.
Take a look at some of the work they produced…
Nursery 1 have been getting creative with footprints this week; making patterns, exploring different colours and discovering the feeling of paint between their toes.
What a fun way to make a piece of art!
As part of our Curious Kids project on weather, the children in Foundation 4 have been exploring all about the wind. They learned about what the wind is and how it can be measured – by speed and direction. They then explored what happened when you changed the speed and direction of the wind through experimenting with blowing down straws at different objects and paint. The following week the children learnt about weather reports and decided to become weather reporters themselves.
They made some beautiful wind socks and hung them in the trees outside so they could see what speed and direction the wind was blowing in and report on it.
As one of the Curious Kids projects this term, the children in Foundation are learning all about the weather.
To introduce the topic they looked at rainbows and discovered that when it is sunny and raining simultaneously, the rain droplets act like little prisms to create a rainbow.
They looked at rainbows and found they are made up of several colours.
They then decided to make their own rainbow display. They cut out raindrops and painted a rain cloud, made a sun with a collage of tissue paper and then made a big rainbow using their handprints.
Nursery 2 have been getting creative with bubble wrap!
They taped bubble wrap to the floor, the kids took off their socks and shoes and were encouraged to jump on it until it popped.
They then painted it so that it can be used as part of their display.
Whilst painting, the children spontaneously started painting their feet and walking over it.
It´s so nice to watch them get creative and let their imaginations run away with them!
It´s only our first week back and it is already proving to be a great term. The children are ready and eager to learn.
Take a look at some of the things we´ve been doing…