2T – Clay

In preparation for making clay teddy bears, 2T began investigating and exploring with clay.

First we discussed where clay comes from, what the different states of clay are and how it can be fired in a kiln. Then the children explored the clay and what shapes they could make with it.

After this the children had a go at stretching, twisting, pinching, smoothing, rolling and twisting the clay.

Then using different tools and materials the children experimented making patterns and textures. Thinking carefully about what they could use or do that will look like the fur on a teddy bear.

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