To end our science week, Mr Challiner came to talk to us all about mining. It was fascinating to learn about how diamonds were mined and how mines work.
We were also given the opportunity to ask questions about a miners work and about how rocks were formed.
Mr Challiner then set us a challenge to draw one of machines that was used in the mines of the Queens crown which houses the famous Cullinan Diamond.
Runners up were Zack Coates and Olivia Holt.
The winners were Joe Dale and Lucas Archer.
Thank you very much Mr Challiner for taking the time to come and talk to us.
On Monday afternoon Reception class had a very ‘EGG-citing’ delivery into their classroom.
It was an incubator with 8 chicken eggs inside.
Today, the children have been using their observational skills to look for cracks in the eggs…a few cracks appeared throughout the day.
Maybe….tomorrow we may have some chicks! We will have to wait and see….
This afternoon we took our volcanoes outside and simulated an eruption.
First of all we tried 2 tbs or bicarbonate of soda, 1 tbs of washing up liquid and 30ml of vinegar. This wasn’t very successful and Miss Booth’s Volcano didn’t erupt. We then thought about how we could cause a bigger reaction and came up with out own quantities.
Here are some of the results.
We then had a go using coke and mentos. The reaction wasn’t quite as fierce as we had expected. I wonder what we could have differently?
This Year, we have been learning about our digital footprint. We though about which internet sites we had used over the past few days.
We then thought about how to keep ourselves safe when using thee internet. We created our top ten top tips!
As the children are learning the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff in Literacy and in Science they are looking at the similarities and differences of different materials. We thought we would transfer our skills about materials into our Art work by experimenting to create different textures with different materials to produce a collage piece of work.
The children had a piece of card divided into three sections representing the different scenes in the story…
…the children had to decide which material they could use to represent the texture of soil…
…then they had to think about different textures for the river…
…and finally the texture of the ‘fresh green grass’.
On Monday afternoon, Miss Barber set the Reception children a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) challenge. I asked the children if they could make a bridge to help The Three Billy Goats Gruff cross the river.
To begin the challenge we all looked at lots of different pictures of bridges and then the children were presented with a selection of building materials…tape, card, paper, wooden sticks, straws, cardboard tubes, string, and ribbon.
The children really enjoyed the activity; it really made the children think about what a bridge is and what it has to look like.