Today in science we completed an experiment to answer our question - Is it important to wear your coat outside when it's cold? Or is it just something adults like to say? We filled some cups with warm water and wrapped each one in a 'coat' made from different materials. We recorded the temperature of the water at the beginning and then recorded them again every 10 minutes for half and hour. After half an hour we could see clearly which cups of water were keeping warm. The coat made from cotton wool stayed the warmest and the cup that had no coat and the cup with the paper coat cooled down quickly. So there you go. We scientifically proved that your coat will keep you warmer for longer in the cold weather! (Unless it's made from paper)
Last week we lerned a lot about the Russian artist painter Wassily Kandinsky. We loved finding shapes in some of his abstract paintings and made some circles ourselves using both oil and chalk pastels. What do you think?
In our 1st week back, things got wonderfully wild in 1st class. After reading 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak, we decided to design and make our own 'Wild Things' out of clay. They were alot of fun to shape and paint. Come and check them out, but be warned... They're wild!
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