Congratulations to Adam L our Star of the Week this week. Adam has proved that he can work independently without distracting others. He is kind towards others in our class and always has a welcoming smile on his face.
We had lots of fun creating some penguin art. We painted the background with our own choice of colours. Then using coloured card we cut out the different shapes needed to make a penguin. We then decorated the penguin with a hat and scarf. Lastly we sprinkled white paint over the page to give a snow effect.
This week we celebrated Science week by conducting a range of experiments in our classroom. We explored how water travels using cups of water, tissue and food colouring. We developed our coding skills using the Beebots, a big thanks to Ms O' Lone for leading this. We explored the concept of sinking and floating while also having great fun engineering our own boat from tin foil. This was a great week full of new discoveries.
This week we have been busy learning about money. As a way of getting used to recognising coins and calculating change we decided to set up our own mini shops. Children priced some of their belongings and patiently awaited some customers. This was a great way to practice scenarios that will happen in real life when we go to the shop to spend some pocket money.
Today we had lots of fun exploring magnets and seeing what materials in our environment are magnetic. We discovered that materials such as wood and plastic are not magnetic but metal is. We than created our own paper racing car and stuck a paper clip to it. We placed it onto a piece of paper and using the magnet under the piece of paper we had a race. Have a look at our pictures.