Category Archives: Curious Kids

Learning about disabilities

Children have a natural curiosity for the world around them and we want to teach our children here at St Peter´s that it´s ok to be curious and ask questions.
Embracing their curiosity gives us the advantage when approaching new teaching opportunities.

This term the children in Nursery 3 have been learning a bit about physical disabilities and have been taking part in numerous activities in order to get a sense of how a physical disability could affect their day-to-day life. Some of the activities they have been learning in the class consist of; Sign language, taste testing and guess the person whilst blind folded.

What is wind?

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As part of our Curious Kids project on weather, the children in Foundation 4 have been exploring all about the wind. They learned about what the wind is and how it can be measured – by speed and direction. They then explored what happened when you changed the speed and direction of the wind through experimenting with blowing down straws at different objects and paint. The following week the children learnt about weather reports and decided to become weather reporters themselves.
They made some beautiful wind socks and hung them in the trees outside so they could see what speed and direction the wind was blowing in and report on it.


When sun meets rain

As one of the Curious Kids projects this term, the children in Foundation are learning all about the weather.

To introduce the topic they looked at rainbows and discovered that when it is sunny and raining simultaneously, the rain droplets act like little prisms to create a rainbow.
They looked at rainbows and found they are made up of several colours.

They then decided to make their own rainbow display.  They cut out raindrops and painted a rain cloud, made a sun with a collage of tissue paper and then made a big rainbow using their handprints.

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Getting creative with bubble wrap!

Nursery 2 have been getting creative with bubble wrap!
They taped bubble wrap to the floor, the kids took off their socks and shoes and were encouraged to jump on it until it popped.
They then painted it so that it can be used as part of their display.
Whilst painting, the children spontaneously started painting their feet and walking over it.
It´s so nice to watch them get creative and let their imaginations run away with them!



Making our own habitats

If you were to create your own minibeast habitat, what would it look like?
What would it look like?
What materials would you use?

As part of the current Curious Kids project in Foundation 4 & 5, the children have been learning all about minibeasts and their habitats. They have been experimenting and creating some habitats of their own too.
Take a look at them in action…

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Why doesn´t a spider stick to its own web?

Have you ever wondered why a spider doesn’t stick to its own web?

As part of the current Curious Kids project, F4 have been learning all about mini beasts and this week they are concentrating on spiders.
They decided to conduct their own experiment to find out exactly why spiders don’t get stuck in their own webs.
The children made a sticky web using tape and walked their fingers across it. They found that their fingers were sticking to the tape. They then tried dipping their fingers in oil to see if this would help. They found that a spider doesn’t get stuck in its own web because it has oily feet!
They were so happy with their findings that afterwards they decided to create some beautiful spiderweb artwork using wax crayons and painting over it with water-colour paints.
Take a look at some of their work…