Category: Ash

Making Volcanoes!!

Ash class have really enjoyed learning about volcanoes.  We loved re-creating a volcanic eruption last week. This week, we have watched more films of volcanoes erupting , looked at the different types of volcano and the different parts. We used junk modelling (kindly collected by the parents/guardians – thank you) to create our own volcanoes! We then labelled the different parts. 

Three groups have finished so far, blue and purple will label theirs on Monday. We will post their creations next week. 

Have a look at red, yellow and green groups fabulous labelled volcanoes. 

We smashed the ice!

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! 

Help! The dinosaurs are frozen, how can we get them out!

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.

Dinosaur Fossils and Bones.

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.