Frozen experiments in Nursery continued….

This week we continued our exploration of frozen water.  Last time we noticed that if you poured water on the ice it seemed to melt quickly.  This time, we had some salt, sugar and flour in bowls to see if they could speed up melting. We noticed the salt helped melt the ice, but the sugar and flour didn’t.  We also had two different sized lumps of ice and observed them throughout the morning to see which one would melt first.

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Making gingerbread in Nursery

Continuing with our theme this week of The Gingerbread Man, Nursery made their own gingerbread men today.  We followed a recipe but found it tricky to measure the ingredients correctly. We took turns to measure and mix and then roll and cut the gingerbread shapes. Once cooked and cooled we wrapped them up to take home.  The children told us that they’d be eating them as soon as they could to make sure these ones don’t run away!

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The Gingerbread Man

Nursery have been reading The Gingerbread Man and came in today to find that the gingerbread men that Mrs Biss had made had gone!  We sat down and thought about where they might be.  Some children thought they’d run away and some thought they might be hiding.  It needed investigation! The children took magnifying glasses to look closer and clipboards to note clues.  Some drew maps so they knew what parts of the classroom/playground had been explored.

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Frozen experiment in Nursery

The Nursery children came in today to find the little people characters had been frozen in ice – how were they going to free them? Some children thought it was a good idea to bang the ice while others decided it might help if they added water to them.  Finally the ice melted and the people were freed – what could they have used to speed up the process?  Watch this space ….

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