Welcome to Butterflies
14th September 2018 – Autumn-Topic-Planning-Butterflies-2018
Boiled Egg Experiment
As part of our science topic ‘Humans & Animals’, the children have been looking at the digestive system. This week we have focused on the mouth, and specifically the teeth. We set up an experiment to demonstrate how different liquids can affect teeth. Instead of using human teeth, we replicated them for hard-boiled eggs.
100ml of vinegar, semi-skimmed milk, water and pepsi were added into separate glasses and the egg (tooth) was dropped in. In a week’s time we will have a look to see what’s happened to the egg’s shell (tooth enamel).
Here are some of the classes predictions:
Results from the experiment:
A trip to the Mill Pond was in need to help the children write sensory descriptions for our theme in Literacy: Fantasy stories.
Using the outside environment, the children used their 5 senses to explore what they could hear, feel, taste, see and smell. The results will be used to create some very well-written setting descriptions.
In gymnastics, the children have been focusing on balancing. They were challenged to practise some balances they were shown and to then put these balances into a routine. I think you’ll agree, they’ve made a very good job of holding their balance!
Simon Hart (a local artist) was the inspiration behind our Spring Term’s art focus. We looked at a popular piece called ‘Bright Boats and Seagulls’. The children used a range of mediums: pencil crayon, paint, pastel and chalk to add colour. As a final challenge, the children then made a collage of the same picture using only torn pieces of coloured paper.