Children in Reception were inspired by their topic ‘Floating and Sinking’ and enthusiastically embraced the artistic potential that their scientific exploration offered. They discussed and experimented with floating flowers, working in pairs to create water scenes using natural objects. Extending their creativity, they photographed their floating floral compositions, identifying differences in layout and the uniqueness of each arrangement.
Naturally, this led to the artworks of Claude Monet and the children used their new Super Hoot Observation Learning Power to look closely and engage with his paintings and appreciate his love of water lilies. Individually and collaboratively, the children’s creative Science, explored the processes of printing and using collage materials to capture the great artist’s style in their own wonderful waterlily masterpieces.