As part of our science and outdoor learning, Elephants Class have been busy gardening. We have planted our own tomato seeds, which we will watch as they grow in the classroom. We've also been weeding, digging and composting a flower bed in the outdoor learning area, ready to sow seeds and grow our own vegetables and flowers.
Today in Outdoor Learning Elephants Class enjoyed creating 'Space' mud art. Some of the children painted rockets landing on planets and others created their own aliens!
This week in maths Year One have been looking at measuring length and height. In Elephants class the children have been using the language of tall, taller, long, longer, short and shorter to compare two objects.
The class carried out a Fire Dragon investigation. We made our own bubbling lava lamps. First we mixed water and red food colouring together. Then we added oil, with the oil floating on top of the water. We then dropped in some bubbling Vitamin C tablets and watched what happened. We drew and wrote up what we saw in our science books.
sThis week in Science, Elephants Class investigated how we could save the dragon ice eggs from melting. We measured the eggs at the start and the end of our investigation. We wrapped one egg in paper, one in foil (metal), one in fabric and one in nothing. Which egg do you think melted the most? And which one melted the least? Also, can you see what is inside the egg waiting to hatch?
Elephants have really enjoyed learning to play our own African rhythms on the djembe drums. We hope you enjoy it too!
Elephants have really enjoyed their PE session this week, learning about movement and balance in gymnastics. They were especially good at practising safely jumping off the equipment and trying something new.
Elephants Class used their knowledge of materials this week to investigate which material was best to make a new sack for Father Christmas. We tested four materials: foil, paper, fabric and plastic, to see if they were strong, opaque and waterproof. Can you guess which material was the best to make the new sack from?
The children in Elephants are enjoying developing their cricket skills each week.