Nursery make chips!

Today something exciting happened. Emmeline and Helen were digging the the garden and they discovered that some potatoes had grown!

They found 8 potatoes!

We spoke about what we could make with the potatoes and some children said chips.

Then we carefully chopped the potatoes into smaller pieces. It was very tricky.

While we waited for the chips to cook, we wrote some signs to tell people to come to our chip shop!

We washed up.

Hooray the chips are ready! We shared them with our friends. They were delicious.

Storm Ciara

Storm Ciara was a talking point today. We spoke about the weather over the weekend and looked at some pictures of the damage caused by the storm.

We went outside to look at the damage in our own garden.

We put on our coats independently. Please try this at home too.

It was still windy so we decided to make some kites.

Next, we flew our kites in the wind!

What a fun day of learning!

Changing shapes of Materials

Today we have been investigating how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed.

We looked at 4 different ways to change the shape of the object. These were:

Before we did this, we looked at the items to make a prediction. Then we had a go at gently twisting, stretching, bending and squashing each item.

We recorded our results in a table.

What property do you think makes tea towels good for their purpose?

Why would you need to be able to squash a sponge?

When you stretch playdough, what happens to it?

1L’s Winter Walk

Today, we went on a walk to the park to look for signs of Winter. We thought about what we could see, hear and feel.

The grass was frosty. We felt it crunch underneath our feet.

An animal hole! We wondered if an animal might be hibernating in this hole?

Icy bridges and benches!

Cold water and a blackbird in the tree!