The children in the Hedgehog class had a great morning celebrating Red Nose Day. Most joined in the fun by wearing RED. Throughout the morning children did some lovely colouring, designed their own red nose using dough and accessories, made a fun headband and participated in our Red Nose Day Obstacle Course. By far the favourite activity was creating and eating a Red Nose Pizza.
On Monday it was too icy to go out to play so the children in the Hedgehog class brought some in to investigate. First they tried to melt it in different parts of the school and learned that sitting it on the radiator or in direct sunlight were the places it melted fastest.
Some children enjoyed being creative with it by using food colouring to create interesting patterns.
Malaki wanted to know if the melted ice could be refrozen and discovered by putting it in the freezer it could. From there all the children drowned a little Christmas character in a cup and then froze it. Later they used a choice of warm water, salt or an ice pick to rescue them from the ice block.
The children were so interested in the ice that it led to work creating their own snow in class by following a recipe. A great sensory experience!
On Friday the children in the Hedgehog said Goodbye and Good Luck to Mrs Charles who will now be working in the office and throughout the school. Every-one had the chance to thank her for her help, support and encouragement throughout her time with the Hedgehogs but are happy that they will still see her around.
We welcome Mr Cunningham into the class and look forward to getting to know him.