EYFS get dotty!
Date: 16th Feb 2017 @ 8:03pm
As a part of growth mindset week children in Nursery and Reception recently celebrated a day of getting dotty based on 'The Dot' book which is written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Vashti is a girl who says she cannot draw. When she tells her teacher, she says to "make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti draws a dot on her paper, and her teacher then says "now sign it." The next week she is surprised to see her dot framed on display in the teacher's office. Seeing her dot, she says "I can make a better dot than that." She then starts drawing elaborate, colorful dots and realizes she is indeed an artist.
We looked at different artists who have used dots in their work and talked about different ways we could use dots. All the children created their own dots in different ways, using large brushes, small brushes, ear buds, chalk outside, in the sand, with hoops, bottle tops and on iPads. We had a wonderful time getting dotty!
"I didn't think I could draw but now I can!'
"Look I've done a dot in the sand"
"I've done a dotty room"
"They show their pictures on the wall like we do Miss"
"I had fun doing my dot"
"blue and yellow mix to make green"