Children in Reception investigated the frost this morning. We wondered why in some parts of the garden the frost had melted and in other parts it hadn’t. The crates and guttering that had been set up had frost behind them that hadn’t melted when the frost around had melted. Children decided that in order for the frost to melt we needed to “move the shadow.” They then moved the guttering and crates and soon the frost had disappeared.
This week we explored what happened to a well known confectionary when it is left on a plate and water is added. Here are some of our results:
We then had some great questions that we ask you all to explore at home: What would happen if we used warmer water? Which colour dissolves fastest? How could you prove it? How much faster? Which colour dissolves the slowest? how slowly? Do other sweets and food stuffs have a similar response?
Group 2 explored how different items felt today and found a variety of objects that were rough. We needed to listen to each other and share ideas when we tried to decide which item we liked best that was rough.
Since starting our topic on Jack and the Beanstalk, children in Reception have shown a great interest in who is the tallest in the class. Today we measured everybody to see who was the tallest. I wonder who it is? What can we find in the classroom that is the same height as ourselves?
Last week Mrs Wallace’s group explored emotion through art. They looked at and discussed Andy Goldsworthy pictures and decided which emotion they would like to create. What emotions can you see?
Last week group 3 worked collaboratively to build the tallest tower. They looked at examples and discussed and evaluated their effectiveness. They then decided on the natural materials they would like to build with- wood was the overall winner. They then gathered logs and resources and used their communication skills to assemble a tower. A great effort! Let’s see if this weeks group can build a taller tower!
Today, Ms Scourfield asked us to investigate which household item – honey, hand-wash, syrup, bubble-bath, or ketchup – was the stickiest. To find this out we stuck two pieces of card together (with a little overlap – see pictures) and found out how many clothes pegs could be hung from them before they came apart. After a journey through scientific thinking: observing, questioning, reasoning, predicting, exploring, experimenting and explaining – all in 3ominutes of Learning Fun – we discovered…well, why don’t you find out for yourself at home!
Join us next week for more science experimenting and exploring!