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Baking with yummy honey!!

Today the  toddlers were busy making cereal cakes. They measured and mixed together the rice snaps, cornflakes and dried fruit. Then they added the fun ingredient! The sticky, runny honey!! We talked about how  bees made honey and tried to spot some bees in the garden whilst buzzing around!!   The children were excited to take their cakes home – YUMMY!!!

Our very own Farm at Cart Mill!!!

Today at Cart Mill the children were super excited to create their own farm outdoors. First they collected the resources for the farm and then  they talked about all the animals they saw when they visited the farm during the holidays. One child was quite excited about the cow as he told his friends that he knows how to milk the cow. We also talked about what different animals like to eat and where they like to live. This conversation led to children talking about their favourite food and where they live. Some children shared their experience of feeding animals on the farm.

“That’s the pathway for cow”

 

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!

Fun in the sun and chilling with the ice!!!

The children in the toddler room were having great fun in the garden today. They were enjoying the sunshine whilst investigating the dinosaurs in the red sand. Indoors had a slightly chilly theme. The children enjoyed some sensory play trying to free the fish from the ice block! They discussed why the ice was slowly melting.

“The sun will melt the ice!”

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in the name of science

Today we decided that we were going to complete an experiment in the snow. This was conducted at the grass area behind Cart Mill where we wanted to find out who could go further in the snow! It was a very serious experiment which involved a group of children, and also a couple of CDOs, taking turns to slide down the snowy slope and see how far they got. We also decided to investigate if we travelled further on our puddle suits or on some black bin bags. The results of the experiment clearly showed the bin bags made us all go faster and the bigger ‘children’ went further!

And the winner is…

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”.

Ice Age

The ice age arrived in the garden today at Cart Mill. In our icy world our budding dinosaur hunters investigated what had been frozen in the glaciers. Not deterred by the cold our intrepid
palaeontologists chipped away at the lumps of ice to reveal some very well preserved dinosaur skeletons!

Jack Frost came to Cart Mill!
There’s something frozen in our glacier
What can it be?
My ice is breaking.
If I hit it too hard I might break what is inside.
I can’t get the tail to come out!
Look what I found!
This might be a T-Rex.