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‘Messy Mixtures’ Topic Launch Day

‘Messy Mixtures’ Topic Launch Day

Lower school kick started the spring term off with a marvellous topic launch day for their new topic ‘Messy Mixtures.’

Lower school kick started the spring term off with a marvellous topic launch day for their new topic ‘Messy Mixtures.’ The topic is all about different materials and their properties, whether they are hard, soft, hot, cold or even wet or dry. Every class had a great time making their own mixtures, participating in different experiments and making music out of junk! The day ended with an assembly, sharing everyone’s successes from throughout the day…

Monkey and Panda class had a great time exploring the activities that were on offer in the Art room. They learnt to crunch and sprinkle different foods onto paper to make a collage of the Cliffdale star… it made a bit of a mess but still looked great! They also enjoyed observing the water beads grow bigger and bigger in water and running their hands through the gloop mixture.

Hippo class enjoyed making messy mixtures with food in class! Making Angel Delight proved very popular. The children followed a visual schedule to make up the mixture. It started off as a powder but as they added the milk and mixed it altogether it began to change! The best part was eating it all up at the end of the day!

Kangaroo’s had a bit of a shock when they walked into the hall! It was a mess. They had to clean it all up. They learnt how to use a broom, dustpan and brush and even a hoover! They sorted all of the PE equipment back into the correct baskets and then wiped the tables clean ready for dinner. Once they had finished the hall was spotless!

Elephants enjoyed learning how to make mud pies by mixing dry mud and water together. They pressed mud into trays, sieved it and stirred it! Everyone worked together to move mud from one container to another!

Koala class were busy investigating all the different things they could do with ice. The made some coloured ice using paint, squash and food dye. They then all had a go at using a Mr Frosty machine to make ice cakes.

Overall it was a wonderful messy day!

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