Making Shakers

This week we have started to learn all about our senses and the sense of hearing. As the children have been finding and making lots of different sounds outside, we thought it would be good to make some shakers.

    

The children had to choose a container, box, tub or tube and the place…

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Making a sound shaker

We have been exploring how our ears can hear as part of our 'Amazing Me!' topic. We have created our own musical instruments or shakers.

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DT Creative learning

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Painting Portraits

As part of our Amazing Me topic, we have been exploring our similarities and differences by painting self-portraits.

    

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Creative learning

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Construction fun!

The Ducklinngs have been selecting construction materials of their own choosing to make models of a flower.

          

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African Masks

The Ducklings have been busy colouring, drawing and cutting out their own African masks. Great for practising their fine motor skills.

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Creative learning

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Making African Neckalces and Cuffs

The Ducklings have enjoyed creating their own traditional African necklaces and cuffs from junk materials. They loved making the bright and colourful patterns to decorate them.

    

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fine motor Creative learning

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Yellow Ducklings African Drumming

We loved our African drumming workshop today. We learned all about djembe drums. Ask the children to tell you the three different materials that thay are made from.  We found out that the first djembe drums were made over 900 years ago!

We were taught how to play the drums using different…

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African Straw Huts

The Ducklings have been creating their own African straw huts, just like the ones that Handa and Akeyo live in, in the Handa's Surprise story. They had to choose which materials they would use and select the tools that they would need and use them with control and care.

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Weaving

Little Chicks are trying their hand at weaving this week. They are using card with slots cut into it and wool which they have weaved in and out of the slots.

  

The children chose wool of various colours and thicknesses. With support to change direction the children manipulated the wool in…

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Chinese writing

The Ducklings have been trying out some Chinese writing as part of our Chinese new year celebrations.

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fine motor Creative learning Chinese new year

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Making penguins

The Ducklings have enjoyed selecting their own different materials and tools to help them to create penguins for our polar display. 

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Creating Penguins

 

The children have been given all the different parts they need to create their own penguin. The children have had to think which order they need to stick things on and if they need to use glue or tape. An adult has been there to support them when needed. Some children are a little mean…

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