We loved watching the fantastic Dr Bridge demonstrate some incredible scientific experiments. We learnt all about microwaves and saw what sound waves looked like on an oscilloscope. Miss Watson even got a new hairdo from the electrostatic machine.
In the afternoon we tried 3 of our own experiments that you can try at home.
The milk and washing up liquid experiment
The Cornflakes and magnets experiment
The static baloon experiment
Reception were very enthusiastic about going to watch ‘Tanners Wood’s got Talent’ this morning. They enjoyed watching the acts and were all very proud of a certain young man from Beech who confidently performed his magic act to the whole school! Their impeccable behaviour was commented on by lots of staff so well done to all. This afternoon Reception were treated to a fabulous performance of ‘The Jungle Book’. Once again lots of fun was had by all and all of Reception watched very sensibly.
A huge well done to Reception for a fantastic Sports Day. You were enthusiastic, very well behaved and showed great sportsmanship. Here are some highlights of the day…
Egg and Spoon Race
For our science lesson this week we explored shadows. The children started by drawing around the shadows of some small word animals.
We then drew around each other shadows and wrote the time (9:30).
Later, during our morning Child Initiated Learning session we went outside to see if our shadows had changed. The children made some really good observations and it sparked a great conversation about how shadows are formed and why they change at different times of the day.
Henry- “the shadows have got shorter because in the earlier the sun burns a little bit of it, it’s true. ”
Phoebe- “the shadows moved because the sun is higher in the sky.”
Isabel – “the shadows have gone abit lighter coz it’s sunny.”
Zac – “mine got smaller and it’s starting to disappear.”
Why don’t you try to discover more about shadows at home?