For Science Week we had a theme of ‘microbes’ this sequence of work has been operated by Public Health England known as e-Bug. Across Southey Green we developed our understanding of what microbes are and took part in investigations to help us understand. One of our main focuses is to make sure the children are aware of the importance of washing their hands to keep clean and healthy. Have a look through the learning which took place!
In our 2 year old nursery provision the children have really enjoyed bathing the babies as part of our learning around microbes for British Science Week. The children have a developing understanding of when something is dirty we need to clean it and we extended their understanding and language further by introducing the word germ. We talked about the importance of washing germs away so they didn’t go into our mouths and make us poorly. Children enjoyed using the soapy water, soap bottles and sponges to wash away the germs on their babies. The language and concept has also been re enforced as part of our daily hand washing before and after snack at nursery. Poppy-Rose announced proudly while washing her hands before snack “look no germs left on my hands!”
On science day we used play dough to make our own micro-organisms. We designed them and decided if they were going to be healthy or unhealthy and then used or knowledge of micro-organisms to create them.
Then we carried out an investigation to see how far the mucus from a person’s nose would travel.
We have loved our work around Micro-organisms taught this half term.
We have looked in detail about what Micro-organisms are and we can confidently suggest examples of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes, adding detail to how they affect the hosts. We have collected and analysed data by completing a yeast race where the children had to make predictions and give reasons for why the results showed what they did. Finally we discussed ways in which we could stop the spread of germs and reduce the risk of infections. As you can see from the pictures the children not only loved the lessons but also produced some fabulous work from it.
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