Week Beginning 1st Feb: Changes IPC Unit

posted 28 Jan 2016, 22:09 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 31 Jan 2016, 22:48 ]

This week in our Changes Unit we are learning all about Changing States. We will explore changes that occur in water through experiments with freezing, melting, heating & steam/condensation. We will learn about clouds and what they are made of. We will also practice classifying different materials; floating/sinking objects, metal/wood/plastic objects. As well as practice using a magnet to find metal objects hiding around our classroom!

The children will have a main focus on the Personal Quality Cooperation. In Nursery we will be practicing; taking part in a small group, sharing, taking turns and waiting patiently.

Later in the week we will have a visit from a real scientist who will perform some experiments that demonstrate some exciting changes in materials and explain to us why and how!


These are four main learning strands that we are focusing on this week;

Independence and Interdependence

1.23 caring for the immediate environment


3.1 making decisions, choosing their own materials and setting their own problems

3.13 explaining, listening to others, taking part in reflective discussion, planning and observing

Healthy Living

4.5 concentrating


Home Links:

Well done with your snow experiments last week at home! The children loved sharing the photos and hearing about the results.

This week we are learning about clouds. At home you could make your own cloud by using cotton wool to soak up water from a bowl. Then squeeze it out over some plants you may have in your house. This will help support their learning about the water cycle. *As always we welcome photos of any experiments you try at home! J

Some of our learning experiences from last week:

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