Showing posts from March, 2018

Moon Rocks and Earth Biscuits

This post is going to be filled with photos as there were just too many to choose from so I have decided to share them all! Our sensory play this week was related to our Space Topic. On Wednesday we combined baking soda with a small amount of water and black food colouring to make a crumbly powder (moon dust). We all enjoyed crumbling it through our fingers and squeezing it together (I actually didn't get many photos of this stage as I was too busy being involved!). We ended by adding just enough water to make our 'dust' into rocks and squeezed them together into the right shape. Then we put them on a tray and left them to dry overnight.
The next day we filled some squeezy bottles with vinegar, put one rock in each of our trays, and then squeezed a little bit of vinegar on to them. Guess what happened??? They fizzed and bubbled and erupted!

Some of us enjoyed the fizzing so much that we added more and more vinegar until the rocks had completely dissolved! Then it was time…

Play time in Room 22

Research tells us that key ways that children learn include

playing, being with other people, being active, exploring and new experiences, talking to themselves, communication with others, meeting physical and mental challenges, being shown how to do new things, practicing and repeating skills and having fun. Therefore, in between all our more 'serious' schoolwork, we make sure that the students have plenty of time to play, so this week I thought I would show you a few photos of us during play.
Firstly, as part of our Space topic this term, we created a scientist exploration box. The students put their hands through the holes and into the gloves and can then 'safely' explore the moon rocks and other things inside (tweezers, magnets, magnifying glasses). Everyone has been taking turns beautifully and have really enjoyed pretending to be real scientists/astronauts.

On sunny days we have been moving a lot of our classroom to our outside area, to make the most of the nice wea…

Week 5 activities

This week I thought I would show you some of the activities do during our morning timetable, this is when we do things like literacy and fine motor skills such as writing, cutting, gluing and threading

Cutting and gluing is a regular feature of our class activities, students are getting really confident with scissors and glue sticks now. This week we were cutting out space pictures to glue into our topic book.