During Science week, Year 1 had great fun finding out about materials and their properties. They carried out different investigations to find out which material was the best to prevent ice from melting and which material would help to slow you down when going on a very steep slide. They also tested different materials to see which float and then worked as a team to build a boat that could hold the most weight. The winners of the boat making investigation were Alec, Amelie, Joey and Ananya from Chestnut class, whose boat held 235 cubes and George, Aimi, Caleb, Archie, Lily and Ani from Cherry class, whose boat held 160 cubes.
The children used many scientific skills throughout the week including making predictions, testing and recording results and finding the conclusions to the various investigations. The children also demonstrated many of our learning powers such as collaboration, connection making, resourcefulness, adaptation and resilience.
Year 1 also enjoyed a visit from Mrs Van Baal who is a Fashion Designer. She showed us how to create different dyes using vegetables in order to colour material. The children were fascinated to see a cabbage and beetroot freshly dug from the ground and learnt how to use them to create natural dyes. They made predictions about the colour the vegetables would turn a white piece of fabric. Thank you Mrs Van Baal for giving up your time and coming to work with year 1.