We investigated the science of sound, and used yoghurt pots and string to make our own telephones! It was amazing to see the reaction when children realised how the sound traveled and they could speak to friends at some distance using their yoghurt phones!
We've also been investigating colour! At the craft table, we've been using paint to explore colour mixing. We've also explored this in a tuff tray, using food colouring and water. On Wednesday, we set up a colour-based experiment using white roses which we've put into different coloured water. We discussed what we thought might happen - so we're looking forward to seeing our results next week to see whether our predictions were correct!
Finally, we explored magnets. We discovered what the magnets would attach to and started to consider different materials around the room.
As well as science, we've also been focusing on Mother's Day. All children were invited to make a special card for their Mum - giving children a free choice about how to decorate their card. On Thursday, we baked yummy heart shaped biscuits for our Mums (although not all of the biscuits made it to Mums - many seemed to be eaten before they got there!) Many children also chose to make salt-dough bead necklaces on Friday - creating a beautiful necklace, whilst also practicing their pincer grip and developing their hand-eye coordination whilst threading. We've also shared stories about our Mums and talked about what special things our Mums do for us.
Other popular activities this week have included our sand tray, creating bubbles in the water tray using straws, Paw Patrol small world play, dressing up, and Jolly Jo sports where we played, 'What's The Time Mr. Wolf', colour matching, shark game, and moving like animals.
Ideas to continue the learning at home:
Why not visit the British Science Week website for inspiring ideas you could try at home...
Activity packs - British Science Week