After investigating what hand and finger puppets are and how they work, the children designed their own hand puppet and described how it works. They then used a pre-cut template of fabric for the base of their puppet. They then joined the fabric together using simple stitches. Then they cut simple shapes from fabric and joined them to their puppet using glue and staples.
The children worked in groups to sequence one of the missions discussed in our class book Traction Man. Working as a group, they sequenced the images into chronological order of the mission taking place. This session allowed the children to orally rehearse using the past tense. They were encouraged to use the following Adverbial phrases:
just in time
early one morning
late one evening
out in the garden
The children answered the big question ‘What materials are waterproof?’. They investigated which materials would be best for Traction Man when he is exploring the bath. First, they predicted which material would be the most waterproof. In small groups they used a pipette filled with water and observed which materials absorbed the water and when the water sat on top of the material (waterproof).
The children participated in Godly Play and listened to the story of the Visitation. We responded to the following ‘I wonder’ statements:
Our new Science topic this term is materials. The children identified and classified materials in our school. Why not ask your child about the materials they learnt?