This week we introduced our exciting new topic of the term ‘Shapes in Art’. Our first artist we are focusing on is the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, also known as the ‘Princess of Polka Dots’. We found a true appreciation for Yayoi ‘s love of all things polka dotted.
Our nook under the stairs became a home dedicated to Yayoi, showing some of her works of art and her fondness for pumpkins!
In the number room we focused on number one and the circle shape. The children explored the ‘Yayoi inspired’ circle tray and enjoyed creating their own circle art. A lot of fun was had with the yellow and black sensory water beads, where we discovered, there is no such thing as too many polka dots!
In the letter room we focused on the sound ‘m’. Inspired by Yayoi’s art, the children created their own polka dotted mushrooms, now up on display in the letter room.
With the coronation just around the corner, we made union jack inspired bunting to decorate Nursery. The children enjoyed dressing up and creating stories in the castle with Beth and Bluebell, the King’s Jack Russells.
On Friday we will celebrate King Charles III coronation with a Royal tea party. Nursery children are welcome to come dressed in red, white or blue for the celebrations.