During our science week, we have been learning all about light. We have learnt that a light source is an object that gives off its own light. Such as: the sun, a torch, fire and lightning. We learnt about reflection and how some materials are more reflective than others. Retroreflective materials are materials that reflect light well, therefore we use them in things like high-visibility coats and cat’s eyes. We did an experiment to find out the most which was the most reflective material and suitable to go on a book bag. We shined a torch on the material and observed which was the most reflective. On Wednesday we learnt about sun safety and created sunglasses leaflets about it. Finally, we learnt about shadows and the different types of materials we have. We learnt about that some materials are transparent, some are translucent and some are opaque. We created our own shadow puppets made out of an opaque material so that the light would be blocked from travelling though.
Gymnastics in PE
The focus of our PE lessons this half term has been on gymnastics. The children has been working on the specific skills of travelling, balancing, rolling and jumping. The 5 weeks culminated in some fantastic displays in our last lesson - well done Pandas!
Panda Class' busy day!
Last Friday, Panda Class were very lucky enough to see two fantastic Science shows. In the morning, Adrian came in to talk to the children all about light and the different types of materials that we have.
Then, if that wasn't enough Science, the children had a talk from Mrs Tonks and her son about all of the fossils and rocks that they had collected on their travels. The children were fascinated at how old the rocks, they were holding were!
Christmas Party Day
After a half term full of hard work it was only right to celebrate with a fantastic Christmas party! A big thank you to all of the adults who donated sandwiches, cakes and the rest for the party. The children had a a great time! Take a look at what went on:
Importance of exercise presentation
Panda and Gorilla class were lucky to enough to have a special presentation from Miss Owen about the importance of exercise. The children learnt lots of new facts and information about the benefits of exercise. Did you know? That exercise releases endorphins in the body that makes us happy. The children did an experiment to see the effect that exercise on the heart.