Ice lollies

Do you remember what the crocodile asked when we did our treasure hunt? “How does water become solid?” To make it more interesting, we used orange juice to investigate. 

1. We poured the orange juice into containers.

  
  

    
   
2. We put the filled-up containers in the freezer.

  
We predicted what would happen next. 

“It will turn cold.”

“It will be all freezing.”

“It’ll go hard.”

“It might be icy.”

“It might taste like lemons.”

“It will all stick together.”

3. After a few days, we removed the containers. Our orange juice had frozen solid to become delicious ice lollies! 

 

 

     
We went outside to celebrate with an ice lolly party!  

Our adventure to Joss Bay

This half term, we have been following different characters through their adventures. Last Thursday, it was our turn! We went to explore the far-off-land of Joss Bay. What was your favourite part of the adventure?

Travelling on a coach?

Having a picnic on the beach?

Doing activities in the sand?

Testing the water?

Like all good adventures, our day was filled with surprises. We found a ‘mermaid’s purse’, and one of our parents taught us that this was a shark’s egg case. We also found a rock shaped like a dinosaur bone! Halfway through the day, we heard a huge roll of thunder, and saw fork lightning on the horizon. We even made some new friends along the way!

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Our new feathered friends.

We had lots of assistance from parent volunteers, and the day would not have gone ahead without them. Thank you to everyone who joined us on our adventure! The children in Reception C behaved very well and should be proud of their conduct on this educational visit.

Turtles and tortoises

We have been reading One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies to help us answer the question “What does a turtle need to do to stay alive?”

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We absolutely love this book! It is unique as it is both an information and story book, which follows the adventures of Loggerhead the turtle. Amongst other things, we found out:

  • Turtles are weightless in water but heavier than a man on land.
  • Very few baby turtles reach the ocean before becoming prey.
  • Turtles eat crabs, shrimps and other small sea creatures.
  • Sharks eat turtles.

We are extremely lucky, as Loggerhead’s land-loving cousin Margie the tortoise came to visit us in Reception C. We observed her moving around the carpet and even touched her shell.

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We would like to say a huge “Thanks!” to Barnaby who is a Reception C parent and Margie’s owner. Meeting a real tortoise was an experience we’ll always remember.

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What are the similarities and differences between a tortoise and a turtle?