Look what fun we have been having in our block area this week…
Read our learning story to find out how we made our GIANT slide!
In nursery we love to build towers and we love to knock them down even more! We decided to learn all about towers. We learnt which shapes were best for building towers with. We learnt about balance and height and we learnt two new words – tall and short.
Outside we even built a pendulum to help us knock the towers down. It was very tricky and we had to solve lots of problems such as thinking about the height of the pendulum, the length of the string, how tall to build our tower and how far to pull it back. We tried lots of different designs and we even learnt about heavy and light as we tried to knock down different towers.
This week the children decided to make a ‘magic rainbow bus’
We worked together to stick different coloured pieces of card on it. Then we added special features like wheels, headlights, windows, a moving door and even a magnetic registration plate.
We are very proud of our bus and have already been on lots of adventures to the park for picnics, Monkey business and Asda!
Last week was Environment Week so we decided to build a giant recycled robot!
First Miss Hulme and Miss Parker went to the Scrap Store to collect lots of bits and bobs to create our robot. If you have never been it is full of great ‘junk’. Check it out here.
Then we thought about how we wanted our robot to look and drew our designs…
Next we got out the clear mannequin torso from the Scrap Store and filled it with bits of rubbish to be the robots insides. We used things that would have normally been thrown away like broken lids and bits of flooring. We had to think about the size of what we were putting in to fill the robot.
Then we made his body. We added a plastic tub head and screwed tins together to be arms.
The legs were tricky, after trying cones and wire reels we decided on old plastic boxes that were going to be thrown away. We wanted our robot to live outside so we had to think about how to keep it waterproof.
The children added their own personal touches like sunglasses and a necklace…
Finally we decided it should be silver so Miss Hulme sprayed it. Look closely at his stomach and you should still be able to see his insides!
Here is our finished robot, what do you think?
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