We’ve also been enjoying science this week. We explored tunnels and how to construct these using a range of materials; sand, stones and sticks. This then led to making tunnels in the garden using our crates and wooden planks.
We also explored reflective materials. Children used a range of material and then used a torch to see what happened when the light was shone on to it. This led to some lovely descriptive language such as, shiny, glittery and bright. The torches themselves were very popular, with children enjoying watching the torchlight moving around the walls and ceiling.
Dinosaurs were popular on Thursday. We set up a tuff tray with a dinosaur landscape and encouraged children to create their own dinosaurs in clay! The children looked at various adaptations that dinosaurs had, such as spikes, horns and wings!
On Friday, we used ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ as our basis for craft. The children explored a range of fruits that the caterpillar ate, and used these to paint with. They also simply enjoyed exploring the fruit, squeezing them, cutting them open and scooping out seeds. With seeds in mind, we also decided to start planting, ready for spring and summer. We selected a range of vegetable seeds and have now planted these in a propagator. We’ll be carefully watching these as they germinate and start to grow.
Other popular activities have included the balancing crates and wooden planks, the sand pit, making dens in the summer house and the mud kitchen. Despite the rain and wind, many of our children still favour taking their learning outside!
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home: British Science week aims to celebrate the fun of science, with an emphasis on learning through play! Why not take a look at their website for fun ideas you could try at home? We’d love to hear about any experiments you try…