Nursery activity – Up, up and away!

nursery activity

Invite the children to look at a variety of aerial photographs – there are some brilliant photos available online to buy from school resource companies. Use images that are a good size and show buildings and land features clearly. Let the children look closely at the photographs and ask questions about what they can see. Write down their observations and comments. Let the children set up small world scenarios that they can view from above. Provide drawing and mark-making materials for the children to draw an aerial view of their scenario and show them how to take an aerial photograph using a digital camera. Use the photos, drawings and comments to make a great display!

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Melanie Moore

Mel is Director and EYFS specialist at Cornerstones. She writes most of our curriculum materials and leads our creative team. She has 20 years teaching experience, including as a deputy head teacher. She has also been a teacher adviser, a local authority strategy advisor and has worked for the QCA on national curriculum schemes of work.

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