Moon rock cakes
This week we have enjoyed some space-themed baking! We worked in small groups to bake moon rock cakes. We had to carefully follow the recipe, weighing out the ingredients and using our hands to mix everything together- which we found very exciting! After we had baked the cakes, we had a picnic where we got to eat our yummy creations!
The children thoroughly enjoyed their planetarium visit! They learned lots of new facts about space and shared their knowledge of what they have learned at school. They even managed a bit of star gazing and had a look at some constellations!
Making rockets for our egg astronauts!
This week we worked in groups to decorate a hard boiled 'eggy' astronaut! We then worked together to create rockets out of junk modelling and thought of materials we could use to keep our astronauts safe. We then had great fun testing our rockets by 'launching' them into space to see which astronauts made it in one piece and which ended up as scrambled egg!
To link with our learning on rockets we decided to conduct an experiment to see what would be the best way to 'launch' a rocket into space. We had lots of fun testing lots of different sized bottles and even used some straws to see how high our rockets would go!
This week in Foundation Stage we have started our Space topic! We were very excited to use bicarbonate of soda, water and food colouring to create our own planets. We then added vinegar and were very excited to see how our planets changed.
In Foundation Stage the children have been looking at the story of Stick Man. Today they went worked in groups to create their own stick man using the natural resources.
Foundation Stage have been working really hard on their Nativity this term. They were very excited to perform it to their grown ups and they put on an amazing show!
To link with our learning on the polar regions this afternoon we tried to make our own by adding some ice to our small world, we soon realised that it was starting to disappear!
Eddie the Elf
This week, we have had a little visitor. Eddie the Elf has been getting up to all sorts of mischief!
Children in Need
We dressed up in yellow, spots or as Pudsey to raise money for the BBC charity, Children in Need. We had great fun joining in to Pudseys 'super movers' dance and we even had a visit from Pudsey bear himself!
Today the children took part in their first science investigation. They were very excited to try the 'skittles experiment'. They worked together in groups, predicting what they thought would happen when they added water to the skittles. They then tested their ideas by adding water and observing the changes that took place.
In our pe lessons, we have been learning to move in response to music. Today, we put all of our skills together to create a firework dance with ribbons. We listened very carefully to the beat of the fireworks and the music, experimenting with moving in different ways.
Today the children were very excited to explore the fire circle to link in with their learning about Bonfire Night and fire safety. They worked in small groups to collect 'snappy sticks' from around the school grounds. After lighting the fire we enjoyed sharing some stories about nocturnal animals before making sure we safely put the fire out.
Today we went on a walk around our school grounds to see if we could spot any signs of Autumn. Lots of us noticed how the leaves were changing colour and falling off the trees, how there were berries on the ground and even some fungi growing!
This week to link with our learning about animals on the farm, we read the story of the 'The Little Red Hen' and had a go at making our own bread! We had to concentrate very hard to make our dough into bread roll shapes and very much enjoyed getting to eat them afterwards, they were delicious!
To link with our learning about Handa's Surprise we got to taste some of the fruit from the story.