Using our Senses

We have been looking at our senses this week and focusing on Listening and Tasting.

Yesterday we did a texture taste test to decide what different foods felt like. First we tasted them and then put them in different categories. We learnt lots of new describing words; crunchy, gooey, squidgy, slimy, rough, smooth and more.

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Today we looked at our tongues and which part of our tongues taste our food (taste buds) and decide whether its sour, bitter, sweet or salty. We tried lemons, limes, oranges, syrup, salt, pretzels and mint leaves. (we did pull some funny faces too)

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Some of our results…

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We also made fruit kebabs and smoothies!

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Not quite British Bake off material yet

Today has been a super busy day!

Someone brought a recipe in for us to try to bake today- Honey Biscuits!

First we had to measure out all the ingredients…

 

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We then mixed it all together, placed it on a baking tray and popped it in the oven…

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It wasn’t quite the Great British Bake off since Miss Handley forgot an important ingredient (oops) but we had fun making the cookies anyway!

 

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Vegetable Soup!

Today we made vegetable soup!

First we peeled and chopped the carrots

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We then peeled and chopped the potatoes

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Then we cut the celery

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Then we cut the parsley

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Then we peeled and cut the onions

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Sometimes the onions make us pull funny faces!

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Then we cut the courgette

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Then we threw it all in a pan and cooked it

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Then blended it

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Then we ate our soup for snack and we even gave some to Mrs Leslie! So yum!!

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Giant Junk Modelling

Mrs Arnett brought us loads of cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes to play and build with!

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We were using masking tape, cellotape and tools to join our creations together.

 

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“Mend it we needs lots of tape”

 

 

 

 

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“It needs to be fixed.”

 

 

 

 

We then started decorating our models with glue, glitter, pictures and paint whatever way we wanted!

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“I’m making a valley, it’s a kind of house, today I’m making it with all my favourite things; boxes, colours and paint.”

 

“It’s a Miko House, we are making it super strong. Its got holes in it because its really old, it’s got super powers. I painted it, now its dry.”

 

We then got to build with them, hide in them and play with them!

We have gone from making, “bomb shelters” to “Candy floss machines!” and “A construction site.”

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“These pipes make it really strong.”

 

 

 

 

Everyone was so busy this morning and so creative!

 

Dialect Singing

Both sessions of Nursery have been getting dialect singing on Wednesdays with Miss Barclay.

Miss Barclay was showing us her puppets and soft toys.

There was Berty the sheepdog who was giving us high 5’s and cuddles (which we also sang about)…

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We learnt the Shetland word for each animal puppet that Miss Barclay had. There was a Dratsie, Selkie, Sheltie, Drummy Bee and a Tammie Norie. We did very well at remembering all the names.

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We sang and danced to a song called the, “Laevericks song.”

We had to be flying peerie Laevericks;

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Then Drummie Bees;

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We also sang a song called, “Da Rabbit’s Lullaby” about a Bunny called Fluffy. We had to be so gentle and quiet with Fluffy. We had a funny joke where we had to fall asleep at the end too!

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