We enjoyed thinking about keeping warm in the winter and took part in some interesting discussions about how different animals and birds adapt in differing climates. We learnt some new words along the way – hibernate, insulation, migration and blubber. We carried out a ‘blubber experiment’ testing our fingers in icy water and were amazed to find that by adding a bit of lard to act as blubber our fingers were protected from the cold.

We also got creative with the theme and enjoyed making 3D ‘standing’ penguins, developing our skills using the stapler, scissors and glue. We talked about different joining and fixing methods and which were most appropriate for this job.

Our topic next week is ‘Dinosaurs’.