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Spring 

 

We looked for signs of spring around the nursery and school environment. Mrs Gerrie brought in some items from her garden to for us to look at. 

 

The bulbs we planted with Mrs Gardiner have now grow and are making the garden very cheery.We looked very carefully at the narcissus and we later did some observational drawing using the correct colours.

 

 

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British Science Week

 

Parent were invited into Nursery for stay and play.

Scroll down to see what science based activities we explored.

During the activities the children were asked questions such as, 

I wonder if ...?

I wonder how ...?

I wonder why ...?

How will we find ...?

What happens if ...?

 

We made a lava lamp

 

At each stage the children were asked questions to provoke critical thinking and for the children to predict what might happen.

 

The children asked for the bottle to shaken to see what would happen. We looked at the bottle the following day to see if the predictions were correct. 

 

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The children used a piece of paper to capture an imprint of the bubbles they blew.

The children used a piece of paper to capture an imprint of the bubbles they blew.  1
The children used a piece of paper to capture an imprint of the bubbles they blew.  2
The children used a piece of paper to capture an imprint of the bubbles they blew.  3

The children used the blocks to explore different ways of make a variety of structures

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The children programmed the Bee Bots to move around the mat. The children remembered to clear Bee Bot's memory before giving new instructions.

The children programmed the Bee Bots to move around the mat. The children remembered to clear Bee Bot's memory before giving new instructions.  1
The children programmed the Bee Bots to move around the mat. The children remembered to clear Bee Bot's memory before giving new instructions.  2

The children to explore capacity, pouring water into different sized container. Some children used vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' during their play.

The children to explore capacity, pouring water into different sized container. Some children used vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' during their play.  1
The children to explore capacity, pouring water into different sized container. Some children used vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' during their play.  2
The children to explore capacity, pouring water into different sized container. Some children used vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' during their play.  3
The children to explore capacity, pouring water into different sized container. Some children used vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' during their play.  4
The children to explore capacity, pouring water into different sized container. Some children used vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' during their play.  5
The children to explore capacity, pouring water into different sized container. Some children used vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' during their play.  6

Lots of bubbles were blown. Some floated high above the nursery roof. Some floats towards the ground. Others popped very quickly.

Lots of bubbles were blown. Some floated high above the nursery roof. Some floats towards the ground. Others popped very quickly.  1
Lots of bubbles were blown. Some floated high above the nursery roof. Some floats towards the ground. Others popped very quickly.  2
Lots of bubbles were blown. Some floated high above the nursery roof. Some floats towards the ground. Others popped very quickly.  3
Lots of bubbles were blown. Some floated high above the nursery roof. Some floats towards the ground. Others popped very quickly.  4
Lots of bubbles were blown. Some floated high above the nursery roof. Some floats towards the ground. Others popped very quickly.  5
Lots of bubbles were blown. Some floated high above the nursery roof. Some floats towards the ground. Others popped very quickly.  6

We made some gloop with cornflour and water.

 

Lots of the children explored the gloop and some added more water to make it more of a liquid.

 

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Later in the week we made some snow dough with shaving foam and cornflour.

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The children were challenged to guess what might be in the bags. The children gave clues to their friends about what they could feel in the bag. Lots of descriptive words were used and some kept the adults guessing. 

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Magnifying glasses were used to help find a variety of bugs hiding among the leaves and twigs. Some bugs were correctly identified by the children and some completed a spotter sheet to record what they had found. 

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Lots of magnetic and non-magnetic items were placed on the table for the children to explore with magnets. Later in the week, items were placed inside some bottles.

The children used a magnet to more the items around the bottle. 

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The children explored floating and sinking. 

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We looked recycling and we are now recycling our fruit waste for the worms to make some compost.

The children placed fruit and vegetable scraps and pieces of paper towel into a bottle. They were able to recall information about composting.

The children placed fruit and vegetable scraps and pieces of paper towel into a bottle. They were able to recall information about composting.  1
The children placed fruit and vegetable scraps and pieces of paper towel into a bottle. They were able to recall information about composting.  2

Composting for Kids With Peppa Pig

Composting is a great activity to get kids involved and teach them about organic recycling. Please visit us at http://www.compostinghome.com.au to find more information and useful composting tips.

We looked at plants and growing. 

 

We have planted some seed that the children have collected from their fruit at snack time and the seeds their have brought in from home. 

 

Mre Gerrie placed some broad beans seeds between some kitchen towel and a plastic tube so we could watch the broad beans grown into a plant. 

The broad beans have gone home with Mrs Gerrie for the Easter break.

I wonder how tall they will grow? 

We planted some cress seeds and it wasn't long before we could see it growing.

We planted some cress seeds and it wasn't long before we could see it growing.  1

At snack time the children used scissors to snipped some cress off and made cress sandwich's.

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