Because we have started to see lots (and lots) of Christmas lights, today we learned about electricity!

We experimented with making circuits, connecting a battery to a lightbulb (with the help of some crocodile clips).

Luckily there were no shocks and we managed to light the bulb. Electrifying stuff!

Move aside Willy Wonka

As part of our Young Business Kids topic, our classroom turned into the Banton Bairns Chocolate Factory today!

Last week we made up recipes for our very own chocolate! Our recipes involved melting chocolate, adding our own choice of ingredients and mixing it all together, before pouring it into special trays.

Here we are, hard at work making our chocolate:

Right now, our chocolate is hardening in special fridges (NOT Mr McNab’s tummy) and when it’s ready, we will be wrapping them up and trying to sell them to our unsuspecting families.

Mummys, Daddys, Grans, Grandads…get your money ready!

Baking Bread

We baked bread as part of our Harvest work!

First, we mixed flour, baking powder, salt, oil and water together in a bowl, and mixed it all together!

Then, we rolled out the dough and made different shapes!

Finally, we put our dough into the grill to bake it!

 

After an agonising 10 minute wait, our bread was cooked and ready to take home to be covered in nutella, jam or anything else our hearts desired!

Autumn Leaves and Hedgehogs!

This week we went on an adventure to find some Autumn leaves. We looked for (and found) leaves that were brown, golden, yellow and red. We even found some that were a mixture of different colours!

After giving the leaves a nice bath, we used them to create hedgehogs!

We learned interesting facts about hedgehogs. Did you know that if you see one during the day, it could be in trouble. Also, please ask us what a baby hedgehog is called!

 

Four Seasons

This week we are learning about the four seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We talked about the different things we can see in each season, and found out which season we were born in.

We also made seasons wheels to help us remember which season it is. Right now our wheels are set to Autumn, but soon they will be changing. Brrrrrr!

The Students become the Masters

Sometimes in class we do some exercises and yoga to keep active. Usually we watch an instructor on a video or Mr McNab (tries to) show us different moves we can do.

This time, it was OUR turn to become the teachers!

We worked in groups to create workout routines, and then showed the rest of the class how to do different exercises.

Watch our video and feel free to join in!