This week in reception we have been encouraging the children's investigative skills as a part of British Science Week! 

The children were challenged to investigate materials that float or sink and they did this in many ways! Some children went off to find their own materials that would float or sink and tested them in water. Some of them decided to make their own predictions of which objects would sink or float from a basket provided and others even went as far to record their results using tallies! 

Lots of discussion was  involved in these experiments and the children were very good at explaining the terms float and sink! 
Darcey told me that 'Floating means it stays on top' and Courtney explained that 'Its at the bottom so it's sink'. 

It has been wonderful to see such inquisitive, young investigators in the classroom. 

The Reception Team