The Reception Class were learning about reactions and mixtures this week. We poured oil, colour and glitter into water to make mood shakers and observe the process of mixing or separating. We discovered that although food colour dissolves in water, oil floats to the top!
We also observed the reaction of mento sweets in a bottle of coca cola. Try this at home and see what happens…
We used pipettes to drop vinegar onto bicarbonate of soda. Ariel said it made bubbles. Jordan said it made “popping sounds.”
Constance said she enjoyed making her mood shaker and likes it a lot!
We have had another busy week in Reception. Our new story is “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and the children loved making puppets and masks of the characters and incorporating them into their own imaginative play. Our Maths focus has been shapes and we have been learning to fit 2D shapes together to create patterns. We even made a patchwork blanket using different coloured squares cut from fabric!
As we are in the month of May, we took part in the school’s crowning of Mary assembly and we made our own paper flowers for our prayer table by drawing around 2D and 3D shapes on tissue paper and adding stems. Who knew that we could combine Maths and RE in one activity!?