Welcome to Class 3!
In Science we have been learning all about the human body. We have learnt about the organs inside our body and what they do, as well as learning to name all the parts of the outside of our body. We have identified our five senses and how we use these to tell what the world around us is like. We had tables set up in the classroom each with different things on to explore. The sight table had lots of coloured cellophane, glasses, lenses, magnifying glasses and kaleidoscopes on it. The touch table had feely bags which had lots of unusual things inside to feel. The smell table had lots of different smell pots on it which had things inside to sniff! These included nice smelling things like mint, orange, cheese and coffee, and horrible smelling things like onion. The hearing table had a Listening Centre on it for us to listen to some music and sounds. At the end we had a tasting session where we had to eat crisps and try to work out what the flavour was! It was good fun!
In Forest School Zosia helped us to learn about different natural and man-made materials. We looked at sheep’s fleece and how it is carded and spun in to wool, using an old spinning wheel. We then sorted natural and man-made materials given to us by Zosia. We sat around the fire and predicted what would happen to different materials when they were heated on the fire. We heated materials like glass, plastic, wool and paper. First we had to predict what we thought would happen and then we watched as Zosia held each item over the fire! Some materials stayed the same, some melted, some caught alight and others changed colour. We loved it!
In gymnastics we have explored climbing, hanging, crawling and jumping. We had the wall bars out, along with benches, tables, trampet, tunnels and the spring board. We climbed very high and had to be careful not to fall off! We strengthened our muscles and improved our gross motor skills when we were hanging upside down. It was good fun to crawl through the tunnel and to jump off the high equipment.