At Rachel Keeling we recognise the importance of children having sustained and free access to a range of creative experiences in order to develop independence, autonomy, skills and a love of creativity.
We are lucky to have a wonderful workshop style studio in Sunflower base.
Children have recently been supported to use a range of one handed tools, explore clay and to create models using a range of materials.
After having time to knock down, handle and explore the clay, children created small sculptures. Next they gathered natural materials such as twigs and stones to creates habitats, they added these freely. Finally, they told narratives and stories around their sculptures.
Other children used information books, story books and their interests to inspire their model making. They used a range of recyclable materials and methods to join them. Children shared their ideas, stories and narratives.
There are so many photographs which captured the process and also children's ideas.