In English we have been looking at the story of Beegu by Alexis Deacon. Beegu was an alien who crash landed on earth and needed to find some friends. We have been exploring lots of ideas from this text and will continue to do so over the coming weeks.
We are using the story structure to imitate and innovate and the children have been hard at work learning our own version of the story. Perhaps we will post a video on here once it's finished!
In order to write our own space story we have brought our own little alien characters to life. They are a work in progress but enjoy the photos of them being created. We followed instructions to make salt dough, moulded it into our character and then painted it. Ask your child about their super power or special alien skills...
In science we have been learning about materials. We were detectives and took our clipboards out around school to see what different materials we could find. We will be thinking more about the properties of these in the next few weeks.
We carried out an experiment to find out if we could change the shape of a solid. We chose chocolate and ice!
The children made a prediction and we worked as a class to see how we could alter the shape of a cube of chocolate and a cube of ice. Of course, we thought it best if we ate as we experimented and tried a solid chunk of chocolate and then had a finger dip once it had melted. Some of us even started to think about reversible and irreversible change!
We have had a busy start to the term! Our topic of space has seen us encounter some strange things... We had to be detectives and see if we could work out how on earth a UFO crash landed in our playground - the mystery is still unsolved!