As part of our Curious Kids project on weather, the children in Foundation 4 have been exploring all about the wind. They learned about what the wind is and how it can be measured – by speed and direction. They then explored what happened when you changed the speed and direction of the wind through experimenting with blowing down straws at different objects and paint. The following week the children learnt about weather reports and decided to become weather reporters themselves.
They made some beautiful wind socks and hung them in the trees outside so they could see what speed and direction the wind was blowing in and report on it.
As one of the Curious Kids projects this term, the children in Foundation are learning all about the weather.
To introduce the topic they looked at rainbows and discovered that when it is sunny and raining simultaneously, the rain droplets act like little prisms to create a rainbow.
They looked at rainbows and found they are made up of several colours.
They then decided to make their own rainbow display. They cut out raindrops and painted a rain cloud, made a sun with a collage of tissue paper and then made a big rainbow using their handprints.
The children in Foundation 5 have been working very hard on their handwriting this week.
They are always keen to improve and learn new skills!
As part of the theme this term, the children in Nursery 1 have been making homemade winter play dough.
They enjoyed mixing the ingredients, adding the colouring and seeing the end product. They had so much fun exploring and creating with the dough as you can see below.
We have uploaded our “First Steps Together”, just in case you wish to take a look and join us in one of the activities.
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This week a team of researchers from the University of Barcelona visited us to carry out research on Language Acquisition. They want to understand how plurilingual kids acquire language and how can it affect how they learn.
The first stage of research was carried out last year and now they are extending it to confirm some of their initial findings, which are really interesting. The children who participated in the research were highly motivated and loved watching the stories in different languages that were on a very “strange” big screen. Here are some of them with their certificates!