Materials

Today in science we started a new topic on materials. We started by feeling lots of different things in a feely box and trying to describe what they felt like. The Year 1s had a go at making hands with different materials on and describing how they felt. Everyone enjoyed having a turn at using the feely boxes.

Hibernation

Last week in science we learnt about hibernation. We listened to a story about a hedgehog (Hattie) who was trying to get ready for hibernation, but kept getting disturbed by other animals who wanted to hibernate with her. We talked about how hibernation is like a deep sleep. We felt our heart beat and talked about how animals who hibernate have a much slower heart beat. We also thought about why they might hibernate.

We then made hedgehog biscuits and had lots of different activities in our choosing time, including building miniature hibernation homes (which was also great for our fine motor skills and creative thinking).