Making Minibeasts from Clay

Fri 10 May 2024 | Reception

Article 28 (right to education) Every child has the right to an education.

Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

The children in Reception Class have been using their observation skills to find out more about the minibeasts that they could encounter in the garden. They looked at models and photographs and learned about the names and function of different features. This week we introduced the children to modelling clay as a new medium to use so that they could make their own representations. The children learned that at first the modelling clay was hard but the warmth of their hands as they manipulated it soon helped it to soften. The children learned about the ways to create different shapes and how they could use modelling tools to make changes, patterns and textures.

Many children added fine details and could explain what they had created and the choices they had made. They even added new materials from nature to create a setting appropriate for their bugs