What a busy end to our week in Oak Class.
We explored the book 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French and artwork by Guiseppe Arcimboldo to inspire our learning. Firstly, we collaborated our ideas and named as many different fruit and vegetables as we could, creating a word bank and researching any we were unfamiliar with. On Thursday, we used real produce to make our own version of Arcimboldo's portrait work, choosing appropriate shapes for different body parts. On Friday, we printed with vegetables and fruit, to create a different version of a portrait.
We have also enjoyed creating our Farm Shop role play area together, using loose parts to engage our imaginations and some pictures of real produce too. By using loose parts such as shells, felt balls, wooden cups, stones and pebbles and rings, the children can explore, create and imagine at their own discretion adding their own purpose and meaning to each object in their play. What we as adults may see as a pebble in a plastic lid could be an ice cream to one child, or a stem of broccoli to another.
Most children enjoyed exploring playdough and runner bean seeds, a variety of life cycle puzzles, mini-beasts in compost and a huge selection of our library topic books within continuous provision.
During PE this week, we have focussed on our gross motor development skills and dynamic movements, learning to link movements, work together in small groups, practising cricket based skills, and enjoying fantastic parachute games too!
In Maths, we have been learning about the properties of various 3D shapes. We will continue this next week too.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
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