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Nurture, Cherish, Succeed

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed

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Reception- Autumn Half-term 1 

                                    Making a junk box model house                                   

This term the reception children have explored tinkering with different materials & junk box modelling. The children have experimented with joining techniques to create their own unique house. 

 We first explored the different materials & junk box modelling we had gathered discussing how they could be used to represent different parts of a house. 

The children had a practise of their cutting skills, exploring the different types of scissors available, cutting small snips, long lines and zigzag lines. 

We then began to build our own houses using ideas we had seen and had discussed in small groups. The children got stuck in! They joined their chimneys using various techniques, decorated their houses with multiple resources & some children even used their cutting skills to cut windows and doors into their house. 

Year One  

Making a windmill

As part of their unit on Structures, the children spent the day learning all about windmills, discovering all the different parts and then constructing, evaluating and adapting their own windmills. 

We explored which way the paper cup base should be to be secure and how adding weight to it would make it more stable. We discovered that the sails needed to spin freely, and if we added too much to the axle it would bend and not work. 

Year One 

Making a moving story-book

The year one children have been exploring how a simple slider mechanism works and how we can use this to moved items up and down and left to right. 

The children made different items, including a rabbit in a hat, cars moving along a street and a Humpty Dumpty story book. 

We learnt how to cut lines in card as well as add guides to our sliders to stop them moving too far. 

Finally, we thought about our design and what elements we like, which we dislike and how we could improve it further. 

Updated November 2023