Tag Archives: observation

Planting sunflower seeds!

Today the children in the toddler room were busy in the garden planting sunflower seeds. We were discussing  what might happen to  the seeds when they are watered and the heat from the sunshine beats down on them. The children loved the feeling of the soil in their hands.

“It feels all cold and messy!”

The children then designed their own plant pots with colourful sparkles!

A day outside …

We have been enjoying the weather and making the most of it by playing outside! We made some lovely yellow gloop today which helped us to explore our senses. It also developed our language through describing the texture of the gloop , “Sticky, slimy, cold, soft slippery”. We have also enjoyed having a picnic in the garden with our friends and develop our physical skills by playing on the bikes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring properties of Ice!!

The children have been developing their observation skills through exploring blocks of melting ice outdoors. They discussed and investigated some of their findings about the properties of ice. They  also predicted how long it would take to melt the ice. They decided to experiment with different methods of how to make the ice melt.

Firstly they used cold water to make the ice melt and their second choice was using warm water to see if the ice would melt faster. The children were excited to see the ice melting and discover what letters were hiding inside.  Everyone was able to work cooperatively with their peers. The children have also been developing their vocabulary through touching the ice and describing the appearance of it, some of boys said it was  “smooth” and “slippery”.

“It makes a cracking sound when i put water in”
“Look the ice is getting smaller”
“I can see the letters coming out”

“It feels cold”
“There is more water in the tray now”.

Butterflies

The children have been observing the life cycle of a butterfly over the last couple weeks and today it was time to set them free. Some of the boys and girls gathered in the garden to watch the butterflies fly away and Bradley named  one  “Bertie” and another one “Fertie”.

“They need to fly in the fresh air” said Harris.

“They might fly to a different country” said Matthew.