Another action packed week in Reception class! The week began with a whole school science day which was very exciting. Children were able to watch and participate in a range of scientific activities all around the school including: planting and watering flowers, creating volcanoes, making slime, creating their own working parachutes, making hovercraft and balloon powered vehicles and many other exciting things.
Tuesday was ‘Sports Day’, where thankfully the rain stayed away just long enough for us to complete the many different events. The children enjoyed the day, particularly the space hopper race!
Inspired by Monday’s science work, we finished off the week by experimenting further with how to make slime and investigated how its properties could change when worked and moved in different ways. Later on we wrote about which of the science activities we liked best in our books.
Whew! What a week it has been for Year 1, with a whole school science day and sports day as well as all our usual activities all crammed in to just 1 week! When we weren’t making exploding volcanoes with Mrs Majerski, or reproducing the workings of the digestive system using household objects in all its full and messy glory, we were hard at work writing fantastically detailed recounts of all that we had done.
Later on in the week we began work on some division calculations, which we solved by sharing ‘chocolate chips’ evenly between ‘cookies’. Very tasty!
On Wednesday we were lucky to have a special visitor – Roxy the Chihuahua. Very cute indeed! We all had chance to stroke her taking care to be gentle with her and Ellis told us a little bit about her.
Finally, we finished off our week by beginning the process of building our junk model animals from all of the boxes and card you have kindly donated. Some of the models are very impressive!