We have been super scientists this week! We enjoyed investigating what material would be best to make an umbrella with, testing if they were waterproof and if they ripped. We measured the same amount of water each time to make sure our test was fair, and recorded our results carefully. As part of our weather topic, we have been looking at lightning this week, thinking about how to be safe around electricity and writing rules for this. We also loved investigating using the electric globe, testing what materials the electric would like to travel through. We were all brave enough to touch the globe too! Luckily the glass kept us from getting a shock. In our numeracy sessions this week, we have been learning all about o’clock, and have really enjoyed using the different types of timers in the areas, seeing if we can beat the clock to complete challenges we have thought of!
We have enjoyed being mummies and daddies this week giving the babies a wash in the bath! We have also been busy in the block area building a family home with an upstairs and downstairs. Last week we had some special visitors who told us about a school in Uganda that Ewloe Green are going to help; we were very shocked to hear that lots of the people who live there have no shoes. Because of this, in our outdoor learning this week we tried a bare foot sensory trail, seeing how different materials such as pebbles, polystyrene, tinsel and paint felt to walk on. We thought of describing words for these different things, and also played a tickling game where we had to close our eyes then guess what our friend was tickling our toes with! Even though we had lots of fun doing this, we realised that walking everywhere everyday with bare feet would not be very fun at all. We also used our shoes to measure different items in the outdoor area, finding things longer, shorter and the same length as our feet. We designed posters for the Ewloe Green shoe drive where we are asking for donations of unwanted shoes next week. In Letterland we have been busy writing about our mums and making Mother’s Day crafts, whilst in Numberland we have been looking at patterns and words to describe different temperatures. We have also been making things and practising songs for our Mother’s Day assembly.
A massive 'da iawn' to Eira this weekend - to celebrate turning 5, she decided to raise money by cutting her hair. Money she has raised will go to Cancer Research Kids and Teens. At the time of writing she has raised over £500 which is absolutely fantastic! Eira has also donated her hair to the Princess Trust who will use her hair to make a wig to help put a smile on a poorly person's face. Bendigedig Eira - we are very proud of you for being so kind and generous, what a thoughtful thing to do!
If you would like to donate to Eira's fundraising, please speak to Eira's mum Sherry on the yard or search for 'Eira's birthday charity chop Sherry Edwards' on Google. Diolch!