29.6.20 This afternoon the children celebrated International Mud Day by making their very own mud playdough using real mud! We loved getting messy by using our hands to mix all the ingredirnts together. The children then added natural materials to their playdough to create their very own mud monsters.
Look at what the children have found!! Half eaten biscuits.... the Cookie Monster has been!!
In our Maths sessions we have been learning and recapping composition; understanding that one number can be made from two or more smaller numbers. The children made fruit kebabs using two and three different types of fruit to show how we can make 5 and then towards the end of the week the Cookie Monster had left a message saying he needed help with his number bonds. The children decided to help the Cookie Monster by making some shortbread biscuits with five chocolate chips. We have left them out for the Cookie Monster, lets hope the Cookie Monster can find them!
This week we have loved reading 'The Colour Monster' and the story has linked nicely to our colour experiments and creations. The children have explored a variety of media and materials this week; leaving celery in coloured water to see what happens, marbling, colour mixing, printing and paint splatting. Towards the end of the week the children worked with Mrs Brown to make their very own colour monster in school.
The children have worked really hard this week with patterns, they have become super pattern spotters and have been able to describe which elements of the pattern are repeating. We made patterns with lots of different objects including musical instruments. Can you spot which repeating patterns are A, A/B, AA/B or AA/BB?
This week we have been reading 'In my Heart', a story all about different emotions and how they make us feel. The children have had some lovely discussions about how our bodies feel, the emotions they are linked to and what we can do when we feel a certain way. We have been really busy developing our skills in understanding emotions, cutting, stitching and sewing. Have a look at our super work so far.
We have been doing all things bubbles, just look at our busy work! (Bubble pics as a slide show if possible)
We loved our bubble wand experiment. The children had to design and create their own bubble wand and use it to blow bubbles. We made lots of different shapes and designs to change the bubble shape but the children found out that they could only change the size of the bubble but the shape stayed the same.
The children have also been very creative with bubbles; using bubble wrap to paint, bubble blowing printing, circle collages and circle printing. What a busy day we have had! 🙂
Today the children carried out an experiment with black pepper (germs) and milk. The black pepper stuck to their fingers, just like germs do. Miss Pell gave the children some super soap to put on their fingers and when they tried it again they were amazed by what happened.... the germs stayed away!!
Now we can see why it is so important to wash our hands, we have also learnt to sing 'This is the way we wash our hands twice to make sure all the germs are gone.