To last 2 weeks
This theme is based around the artwork from Eric Joyner so the first thing you’ll probably want to do is look at some of Eric Joyner’s paintings which I have posted on the Creative/Understanding the World section of the website. You will also find a video where Eric Joyner talks about why he decided to paint robots and doughnuts. This is a good starting point to the theme.
There are lots of robot and doughnut themed activities to be getting on with in all areas of the website so I suggest you spend a bit of time this morning looking through and see what you'd like to do first. I will do a website run through video and post on Tapestry where I will explain each section in a bit more detail, for those of you who find them useful.
I've had lots of fun planning this theme for the children so I do hope it inspires them, please do let me know by posting any activities you do on Tapestry! Also, if you are enjoying the robot theme, there are hundreds more ideas if you Google 'robot activities for children', so you can always do that too for more ideas.
Friday 8th May marks 75 years since VE Day.
Why not celebrate this at home? You could research what happened on VE Day and recreate this. You could make flags, bunting, get dressed up, make some 1940's food, listen to wartime songs, dance, and look at old old photographs of your family members who were alive during the war. Have a look at the pictures below together as a stimulus for discussion. You may wish to sensitively discuss why VE was being celebrated and answer any questions your child has about the war in an age appropriate way.
Miss Purcell will be celebrating with her family at home. I have made some bunting in preparation, I will be hanging a big Union Jack flag out of my window, making scones and having afternoon tea in the garden and finally having some traditional fish and chips for tea!
I would love to see any of your celebrations on Tapestry!