The children of the first Forest Group had a fantastic experience at their forest school. Despite the unpredictable weather, they still had fun and created many unforgettable memories. They challenged themselves by climbing, swinging, and jumping, using tools safely, and exploring their creativity. The day always ended with a cup of hot chocolate and a delicious treat.
The nursery children had a lot of fun participating in a science experiment. We made popcorn, just like the little mouse from our story ‘Bear Snores On’.
We used our five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell to make popcorn.
First, we looked at the popcorn kernels and allowed the children to see, touch, smell, and hear them. Next, we put the kernels in the microwave and discussed the sounds we heard. While the popcorn was popping, we talked about what we saw, heard, and smelled. Once the popcorn was done, we noticed that each kernel had a different shape and that it was warm and fluffy. The most exciting part of our popcorn experiment was getting to eat the popcorn.
We had a fantastic experience at Forest School. We went on a trip to ‘Narnia’, which is located in Blackley Forest. We worked collaboratively as a team to create dens for the animals mentioned in our new story, ‘Bear Snores On’. During our time there, we had the opportunity to explore the beautiful natural surroundings and learn about the forest during the winter season. Also, we enjoyed hugging trees.
Year 4 are learning all about the human digestive sysyem in our science lessons. In this lesson, we recreated the system in our groups. What a messy, fun and informative lesson it was!
In Science we have been learning about animals including humans. We’ve spent time building a skeleton by labelling the different parts of our body particularly the bones for support and protection.
This term Year 1 are learning about Everyday Materials.
Take a look at the knowledge organiser to reinforce learning at home.
When you are at home or out and about talk about what things are made out of. Talk about why you think it has been made out of that. For example, a window is made out of glass because it is transparent and we can see through it. The sofa is made out of fabric because it is soft and comfy.
We’ve made light work of our science unit. This week we looked for the spectrum of colours using prisms of glass and investigated how shadows are made and whether or not they change shape.
The nursery children had an absolute blast in the snow! They had a snowball fight, discovered some animal footprints, spotted signs of spring, and enjoyed delicious cup of hot chocolate with some yummy biscuits.
Our new Science topic is Animals Including Humans.