We have had an extremely busy week! Stick Man sent us a video email asking for us to make a film about his adventure as his wife didn't believe him so we have made props, costumes and practiced telling the story. All of the children have contributed to the finished film which I think you'll agree tells Stick Man's story perfectly! We hope she likes it!
We had a great topic session on Thursday as Ollie explained to us using different maps where he lived. We watched this brilliant video about the equator.....
and then decided if Kenya was a hot country or not. After exploring Kenya using a picture map the children came up with some fantastic questions which they would like to know about the world and we will be making our own maps next week. We also made some fantatsic new years resolutions and thought about good attitudes that will help us reach our goals: Try our best! Work Hard! Never give up!
What a fantastic first week back! As we launched our new 'Hot and Cold' Topic, the weather provided the perfect environment for exploring the effects of cold temperatures! The children have initiated lots of their own investigations including adding salt and sugar to ice (see video). Investigating snowflake patterns, exploring the effects of freezing on different materials and much more. Ollie asked us what the weather was like in our country so we have decided to find different ways to monitor the weather. This week we made a weather chart and next week we are making rain guages to see how much rain fall we get at Aston-Rowant. The children are enjoying thinking about how materials can keep us dry in the rain and choosing the best material to make a coat for Ollie while he stays in the UK.