Junk Modelling Easter Challenge
Over the Easter break children were challenged to make a monster out of junk modelling. Well done to everyone who had a go! We have had some very imaginative creations and are very impressed with the fantastic effort that everyone went to. Take a look below!
We have been learning about what plants need in order to grow. Children planted beans, making sure that they had enough water, light and air. Once our bean plants started to grow children planted them in our garden area outside. We're hoping for very tall beanstalks very soon!
Abstract Art - Kandinsky
We have been learning about colour-mixing, and have looked at some paintings by the Russian artist Kandinsky. Children used what they had learnt about colour-mixing to create their own versions of his famous 'Circles' painting.
Children had a lot of fun on Wednesday, doing lots of experiments for Science Day. We used yeast, sugar and water to blow up balloons and learn about gas. We learned about sugar and food colouring dissolving in water in our skittles experiment. We also have been looking at the effects of Coca-Cola on a chicken bone, and thinking about how sugary drinks affect our teeth. Children explored mixing oil and water, and we also did a very fun mentos and diet coke experiment!
We have been learning about ways in which we can keep our bodies healthy. We have been doing fruit and vegetable tasting, and have tried lots of new foods! We have also been thinking about ways that we can keep our bodies healthy and strong through exercise. We also looked at why some foods are unhealthy, and talked about how we can have these sometimes as a 'special treat.'
Chinese New Year
This week we learned about Chinese New Year and the different ways in which people celebrate around the world. We had lots of fun making Chinese lanterns, having a go at some Chinese writing and numbers. We even learned how to say 'Happy New Year' in Mandarin!
We had some delicious vegetable noodles and had a go at using chopsticks to eat them with.
Reception Climbing Frame
Reception children have been really enjoying our new climbing frame. They have been using it very sensibly and carefully. Children have been climbing along the ropes without touching the floor, using a rope to pull themselves up a ramp, and having fun on the slide! Check out the pictures below!