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Wednesday 21st April

Wednesday 21st April 2021

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you all had a lovely day. In nursery the children looked at work by Jackson Pollock. (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956). Pollock was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement.

He was widely noticed for his technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface ("drip technique"), enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. It was also called all-over painting and "action painting", since he covered the entire canvas and used the force of his whole body to paint, often in a frenetic dancing style.

You can imagine how much the children enjoyed themselves as they dripped and splattered paint onto large canvases.

Children also had Think Equal today and I noticed some really imaginative small world play with the dinosaurs and blocks.

Over in red class the children enjoyed using rollers and making prints.

Guthsna and I were on a course all day to renew our Child Protection/Safeguarding Certification. This was both informative and useful.

On Wednesday evening we have our “talking about children” meetings. Each week each key person discusses one of their key children and we hear about their progress. We will let you know when it is your child’s turn, so you can comment on progress and contribute to target setting.

New children are settling in well the children who attended two year old provision have transitioned smoothly into the main nursery.

Have a good evening.

Pollock as inspiration

Artists at work in red class

Exploring Shape