British Science Week
1/RL have been involved in lots of science activities for British Science Week. During Tog Up Thursday we went on a colour collecting walk in the wildlife garden to create our own colour chart and made a volcano erupt! We also made a walking rainbow, the children made some brilliant predictions! The competition entries are fantastic too!
1/RL have been learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We put our knowledge to the test when we found “animal poo”. We had to dissect the poo and investigate.
We have been sorting/grouping animals using our own criteria. We have also enjoyed playing in our new vet role play area.
The children have been enjoying the story of Lost and Found. They have been finding out about penguins and what they eat. They were surprised to find some fish in our classroom that the penguin had caught. The children loved touching, looking at and smelling the fish. We described them and compared them to other animals.
Labeling our body parts. We discussed the similarities between animals.
The Grinch has been taking over 1/RL's elf this week. This morning we found the elf completely frozen. We worked scientifically to decide how to get him out. We used some brilliant vocabulary- solid, liquid, thaw, melt etc. Poor Rocky!
The children have been making dough bread and observed the changes in materials. We started by discussing flour and water before mixing them together. Some fantastic scientific language was used. The children all took part in adding the ingredients and all had a piece of bread dough to knead. The children then watched the bread rise.
We have been comparing different breads. We looked at the similarities as well as the differences.
We wanted to find out why the Gingerbread Man didn't just swim across the river.... we put some ginger biscuits in some puddles and found out that its because he disintegrates and eventually dissolves! Some fantastic scientific language was used, team work and problem solving too.
The children worked scientifically to investigate and predict what would happen if we heated up bread.