Welcome to our new topic.....FLASH & BANG! We are learning about light, dark and shadows this term and have lots of fantastic Science planned to help us understand where light comes from, how it travels, how it reflects and what happens when a light source is blocked. We started off the term by thinking about fireworks as a source of coloured light in the sky. Firstly, we found out about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot before we made our own fireworks, created our own firework music (with instruments we made ourselves) and performed a fantastic firework dance, using Katy Perry's 'Firework' music as inspiration. Thank you for all the cardboard tubes and instrument bottles/ containers you kindly sent in!
Take a look at a few clips of our firework dance in the video below:
We then visited At Bristol Science Museum to further launch our topic on light. The children had a fantastic day and were able to enjoy very 'hands on' learning experiences. They particularly enjoyed the planetarium show, where they found out about the sun and stars as light sources, as well as some interesting facts about the rest of the solar system. Here are some photographs so that you can see what we got up to!
We are able to continue finding out about light back in the classroom as we have a new role play area, which is our 'Dark Explorer Zone'. We can experiment with torches, prisms, coloured lenses and mirrors and also learn what it is like to be in complete darkness inside our dark tent. We are also able to write our questions about light on post-it notes and can even make shadow puppets here.
Finally, thank you to everyone who has offered to come and help the children with their sewing. If you haven't had chance to talk to us about this and would like to help, please come and have a chat with us and we can arrange an afternoon and time.