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?