In Year R children use a variety of joining and construction toys to build and create models. Activities include developing sewing skills to make a Christmas calendar. Children use junk modelling to learn the best way to join different materials together. Year R children get the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials such as hammering golf tees into pumpkins and weaving. There are many opportunities to continue their exploration outside.
Children in Year 1 are provided with opportunities to build upon the skills fostered in Year R. In Year 1 children explore the topic of toys where they look at how toys and their materials have changed from across the years. Children here have the opportunity to design, make and evaluate their own Mr or Mrs Potato Head. Children also have opportunities to make a healthy fruit salad linked to our Growth topic and a pencil case after a trip to Woburn Safari Park linked to our Animals topic.
In year 2 children continue to design, make and evaluate products. As part of our Mexico topic children learn about masks worn and the varying designs. Children use coloured dough to create their own mask. Children also have the opportunity to make a working leaver as part of our Great Fire of London topic. As part of our Seaside topic children learn about toys and different mechanism. Children choose to make a hand, push or pop up puppet.