Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Exploring the Weather

This morning we noticed a beautiful rainbow in the sky. We began to build a conversation about how the rainbow was formed and how the rain comes from the clouds.


"The cloud had a bubble, then it popped and rain came out."
"The clouds go into the ocean and it gets water." Teacher: "How does it get the water from the ocean?"
"A crane lifts it up."
"It has to move to get water. Clouds move a little bit - I've seen it!"
"Maybe how the rainbow comes, the rain goes farther and the sun comes down and it makes a rainbow."
"When I was sleeping, I saw a rainbow."
"I saw a rainbow on the way to school this morning, as well."

During play time we set out some sensory play in which children explored 'clouds'. The children who played with it described the appearance of the clouds. 
"These ones are feathery."
"These are big fluffy ones!"
"Rain is coming down." 
 

   
Each morning we make observations aboit the weather, compare it to the previous day and describe the kinds of clouds in the sky. 


Learning Outcomes
OUTCOME 5: CHILDREN ARE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS
 • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

OUTCOME 4: CHILDREN ARE CONFIDENT AND INVOLVED LEARNERS
• Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity • Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating • Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another • Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

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