In Literacy we've been reading the poem 'Tell me a Dragon'. Due to the children’s interest in dragon eggs we decided to investigate which materials would be best at protecting an egg. The children then all came up with ideas of materials we could use to stop the egg from smashing. First, we tried dropping the eggs in the classroom. We talked about whether it would fair or not if we dropped them from different heights. Ziva said “We could use the metre stick to measure 1 metre and then we could drop the eggs from the same height.”
We then tried dropping the eggs from the top of a wall into the playground. The children loved investigating which materials were best at protecting the eggs. The next day they used what they had learnt to make their own egg protectors. We predicted which ones we thought would protect the eggs. We then tested them and discussed what happened and why.
What makes a great toy?
This is the question we are trying to answer in Class 1 this term. We've looked at our favourite toys and discussed why we like them. We've investigated different ways of printing with various toys and paint. We also made robots using junk materials. Over the last week we've enjoyed playing with a variety of old toys. We also played some games from the past. The children loved playing Oranges and Lemons!
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