In Nursery, we have explored lots of themes surrounding the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme. We have been creative and made a whole class piece of Pollock art where we threw egg shells full of paint at a canvas. The results were amazing!
We have also completed a science experiment, focusing on keeping Humpty safe. We looked at different materials that we thought Humpty might like to fall on to and talked about their properties, suing vocabulary such as: hard, tough, rough, soft, bouncy, thin and thick. We then made protections about if we thought he would be safe or if he would crack. We then tested our protections to see if we were wrong or right. We found out that beans and paper straws were one of the best materials to land on. We though it was best for Humpty to avoid the bricks and rocks after the outcomes. We had mixed results with the polystyrene which was great for bouncy on but also launched Humpty straight onto the ground and he cracked!
Throughout the week, the children have also painted Humpty Dumpty, made representations of themselves as an egg and even used number and shape knowledge to decorate eggs. We took turns playing a game to put Humpty back together again and build walls for him to climb on.