Construction Club

This week, construction club began for our Year 1 and 2 children. The children worked independently or collaboratively to plan, build, adapt and evaluate designs using a range of tools. 

Category: Sports

fine motor DT extracurricular

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Making (and eating!) apple crumble

As part of our Harvest topic, the children have loved the task of making apple crumble this week. They have washed, peeled and chopped the apples, combined the ingredients for the crumble topping and baked it. Not to mention the best part... eating it! 

A big 'Thank You' to Joakim for the…

Category: Ducklings

fine motor DT harvest Funky Fingers

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Making animal homes

Can you make a home for an animal? What will it need to stay safe and dry? What would be the best materials to use? Our children are very busy working together to make suitable homes for a range of farm animals. 

Category: Ducklings

DT Speaking and Listening

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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.

Category: Ducklings

DT Creative learning

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Working together on our own interests

It has been so wonderful to observe many of the children come together and initiate their own learning this week. Each day a team of Ducklings have planned, communicated with one another beautifully and built a fantastic (and very colourful!) dinosaur land. 

Such purposeful and busy building.…

Category: Ducklings

DT Speaking and Listening communication PSED

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Sewing

This week we have been looking at the initial letter in our name and having a go at creating that letter using the sewing cards and needles. What super outcomes some of our children have achieved! 

Category: Ducklings

DT

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Well, I never!

After reading the story, 'Fatou, fetch the water!' the Ducklings decided to have a go at creating their own working well mechanisms! They tested them out to see if they worked.

      

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DT

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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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fine motor DT Creative learning

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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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fine motor DT Creative learning

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Constructing Snowflakes

The Ducklings have enjoyed using a range of tools and materials safely to construct snowflakes.

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DT Creative learning

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Building homes

The Ducklings have been using different construction toys to create a home for their family.

          

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DT Physical development Creative learning

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Creating pirate ships

The Ducklings have been using junk materials to build their own pirate ships. They chose their own materials and decided how best to fix them together. They used a range of tools safely and with care.

Category: Ducklings

DT Physical development Creative learning

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