Welcome to Team Donaldson Activities
The Importance of Handwashing
This week we have been talking about the importance of handwashing. While the knowledge of how to wash our hands and why we wash our hands was excellent, we had many children who confessed to either washing their hands quickly, just using water or not washing at all.
We set up an experiment to see how mould grows from germs when we don’t wash properly. We also experimented with how clean places like the toilet door handles are. We figure they should be pretty clean as everyone will have just washed their hands… right?
Science – Plants
Our current science topic is plants and we took advantage of the recent fine weather to do lots of planting. We have all planted a sunflower each.
Our year 1’s have also been planting lots of seeds to go into our outside area, including wild flowers, mint, peas, beans and pumpkins.
The boys had moved lots of our blocks into the shop. Mrs Wilkinson commented “Ooh, this is this a shape shop? I need to buy some shapes.”
After trying to sell me a large cylinder for £100 and a small cylinder for £50, Mrs Wilkinson settled on a triangular prism for the bargain sum of £1. The shape shop became very popular and there was lots of excellent shape and money vocabulary used in there.
We have some brilliant independent learners in our class who are full of ideas about what they want to find out and how they can show their learning to others.
We have been finding out about Shrove Tuesday. We also read Mr Wolf’s Pancakes and talked about the characters in the book and whether they were helpful to each other. We worked together to make our own pancakes and to chop fruit to go on them. We did much better teamwork than the characters in the story!
When you’ve been learning this week about Seasonal changes and the weather kindly obliges with some real life experiences.
The children have been opening snow cafes and shops, re-enacting the Titanic, making snow sculptures and snowmen, catching snow on our tongues and experimenting with how fast we can melt ice.
We are Designers!
We definitely have some imaginative designers in Team Donaldson.
Our little artists are getting really good at deciding what to draw or paint, choosing the materials to use and experimenting with techniques to get different effects. These are all independent pictures from our art area.
P.E. – Yoga
Some relaxing Yoga to cool down after a busy PE lesson.