Last week we learnt how ice melts with warmth and we rescued the dinosaurs by melting the ice with our hands. It was freezing cold. Today, we wanted to rescue the dinosaurs as quickly as possible so we follows Mercedes idea and smashed the ice! We found out that the ice broke into chunks and we kept breaking it until the ice had disappeared! It didn’t take long. Look at the fun we had breaking it!
Yesterday Ash Class discovered a range of Dinosaurs that had been frozen in ice. We discussed how ice is formed and together came up with a plan to free the dinosaurs. The children came up with ideas of places where we could place the frozen dinosaurs and predicted what one would free the dinosaurs first. The children chose to leave one in the classroom, two were held by each child and one went under warm water. The warm water melted first! Mercedes wanted to smash the ice – we are going to do this next week to see if it’s even quicker! We will let you know!
The children knew that outside would take the longest because it is cold.
Ash Class had so much fun researching Dinosaur Bones and Fossils. They used ‘Kiddle’ a child friendly search tool to find images of Dinosaur Bones and Fossils. They then made their own Dinosaur Bones and Fossils out of salt dough. Each team carefully added the flour, salt and water and discussed language related to capacity. Each cup of ingredients needed to be full before adding it to the mixing bowl.
Ash class have had a wonderful day. The day started with Mr Marvel and then a surprise visit from Father Christmas bearing gifts from the adults. To finish they had s class party.
Ash class enjoyed their visit to St. Lawrence’s church this morning. They explored the church looking for a skeleton in a wedding dress, a whale spouting water and Shrek’s cousin. They then sang songs and listened to a story. A huge thank you to the 9 Mummies, 2 Nannies / Grandmas, 2 Daddies and 1 little brother who joined us.
A huge congratulations to our budding actors and singers aka Ash and Beech class. They looked amazing in their costumes and did everybody proud.
During teacher time the children explored photos of fire engines from the past. In choosing the children sorted photos of police from the past and talked about the similarities and differences.