Wow, what a messy term Kangaroo class have had! This terms topic ‘Messy Mixtures’ has meant we have become really good at observing and noticing the effects our own actions have, when investigating materials in Science. We have been learning that materials can change; from making stretchy slime, ice sculptures, mud pies and jelly castles. One of our favourite activities that we did was the ice-breaker challenge! We were all set a challenge to see how we could rescue our favourite toys from some ice. We tried using spoons and spades to dig them out, then we tried to drop the ice on the floor to break it but in the end we used warm water to melt the ice away! This worked the best and luckily we got all of our toys back!
We have also been getting messy in the mud kitchen and making lots of mud pies! In Creativity we learnt to make marks and prints using mud and different tools. We made muddy animal footprints, our own muddy footprints and rolled cars and balls down a muddy slide. It was very messy and very muddy but we had a fantastic time.
In English we enjoyed reading ‘Meg and Mog.’ We learnt to listen to the words that sounded the same and we had a go at matching the letters to spell some of these words too. Some of the words in the book really made us laugh. Our favourite words from the book were ‘frog on a log, bat in a hat, snap crackle pop and fancy that!’ We even had a go at writing our own spells with objects and symbols. In Maths we counted out frogs, spiders, and eyeballs to put into the cauldron! We also learnt to order the cauldrons by size, from biggest to smallest and smallest to biggest.
Alongside all of our topic work we have continued to enjoy swimming, Forest School and our weekly trips to the park. We have all become really good at following our schedules when we are out on a trip and we now accept when we have to leave the park and return back to school!
It has been another fabulously busy term as usual, with non-stop learning, fun and mess from the beginning to the end. We are now looking ahead to the summer term!