** School Closed on Wed, Oct 16th for teacher in-service.**
1st Class/2nd Class
We have been having great fun exploring paint and colour. We took inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky to paint concentric circles. We also used the book 'Mixed' by Arree Chung as inspiration for our painted faces. Our painting skills are getting better with each project.
In science we have been exploring and experimenting with floating and sinking.
During our first experiment, we used oranges and bananas (items which float) and experimented with changing them in different ways in order to make them sink.
During our second experiment, we used a ball of plasticine (an item which sinks) and experimented with how we could change it to make it float. We made some great boats- some of them could even hold passengers!
We found out that the density of an item, as well as its shape, is what results in it floating or sinking. Like real scientists, we observed and recorded our results carefully.
Have a look!
We have been learning all about the food pyramid this week. We discussed the different food groups, what they do for our bodies, and how much of them we should aim to eat. We're all trying to get our five fruits and vegetables per day!
In S.P.H.E. we have been learning about our wonderful brains and how they work. We learned that our brain is our 'control centre' and that it receives messages from our five senses and sends messages to rest of our body. We also learned that if we repeat actions or activites, we get better and faster at them because we are strengthening the pathways in our brain. We tested this theory out by completing the same jigsaw three times whilst our partner timed us. Practice definitely makes perfect!
Today we revised all of the phonics we've learned since September by playing board games together. It was great fun!