P1/2/3 enjoyed showing their family members around the classroom on Friday. Thanks to everyone that came along.
Yesterday P1/2/3 visited the museum to find out how electricity is produced from coal. We were shown around by an ex-miner who started working there when he was only 15! Our visit included a trip into the mine, a look around two exhibition rooms, and starting and stopping the steam engine which hauled the cages for the pit.
P1/2/3 Eco Project is progressing well. Children removed the bulbs and shaped the landscape before adding sand and stones. We are looking for some hardy plants to go in, for example alpines and small conifers, as well as donations of small world toys e.g. People, little diggers, dinosaurs, fairies, little houses, bridges…
P1/2/3 were so excited to share their wonderful sound instruments with their friends, which they had been creating at home over the last two weeks. Everyone had the opportunity to talk about the materials they had used to make their instrument, and demonstrate and explain how the sound was made. We also talked about volume and pitch, and the different ways to make a sound – by hitting, plucking, shaking or blowing.