As part of the 'Take One Picture' project, year 1 have been asked to focus on the theme of transport. In the picture 'Men of the Docks', a large ship is a focal point of the painting.
For our first cross-curricular link, we investigated floating and sinking in Science. How and why do some things float?
Year 1 were given a piece of plasticine and had to experiment with the shape of the plasticine to see what shape would be best for floating.
The children tried various shapes and experimented with the thickness of the plasticine. They eventually discovered that a boat like shape is best. We discussed the reasons why which led to some amazing, scientific conversations!
Well done to Harry who was the first person to make his plasticine float!