In Early Years, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning challenges.
We are a free flow unit and so we are able to tackle our challenges in our preferred order, at the level we feel most comfortable. Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in the set tasks and so our learning is never done! Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities which support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical skills. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as writing books, Our Learning Journeys scrap book and 'Tapestry', so our grown ups can keep updated on what we have been learning.
Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.
The Early Years team is
- R Kusama – Miss Williams, Mrs Dempsey and Miss Arnold
- R Hepworth – Mrs Wise, Mrs Maule and Mrs Tortora
- R Klee – Miss Baxter, Mrs Gilkes and Mrs Zafar
Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.
Our library visit day is Thursday morning.
You will find our curriculum information further down the page!
Kusama Pumpkin Prints
- Published: Thursday, 16 January 2020 13:09
- Written by Reception Class
The children have enjoyed learning about Miss Williams' class artist Yayoi Kusama. She is a Japanese artist who is known as ‘The Princess of Polka Dots.’ She is famous for drawing colourful spotty pumpkins and ‘Infinity Nets.’
First we learnt how to draw a Kusama style pumpkin. We practised in pencil on drawing paper and then experimented with oil pastels on newspaper. We had to be very careful not to tear it. Miss Williams was so proud she put our pictures in the art gallery.
Next we made Kusama pumpkin printing blocks using glue and string on a design we drew onto cardboard. It was tricky manipulating the string into the right place along the lines.
When the printing blocks were dry, we used rollers to cover them in paint and printed out designs onto brown paper.
After waiting for the prints to dry we used a cotton bud to add the spots onto our pumpkins. Our work will be displayed in the classroom and also on our artist board in the art room. Please come and see it!
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