The children have been enjoying science this week, investigating the materials used around school and suggesting the reasons for their choices. Plastic was found to be widely used, closely followed by wood and metal. They enjoyed thinking of reasons why objects could not be made of certain materials, though we agreed that the suggestion of a mug made of chocolate might be rather good!
On Tuesday we went down to Great Missenden on the search of different materials, and also looking for places of interest which we will be able to include on our maps. We noticed that there is a lot of flint used in the making of walls and houses, and the children were fascinated that this reveals Great Missenden used to be under the sea many, many years ago. We saw where the train station was, and also the post office, the library and the chemist. We also saw some of the places and things which Roald Dahl used in some of his stories and plan to go and investigate these further next week, as we will be having fun in English looking at some of the stories and characters Roald Dahl created.