We’re warning you; this is going to get messy!
This half term, we’ll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam. We’ll enjoy the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We’ll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. We’ll taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to make some yummy treats including pizza and ice cream! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.
At the end of our project, we’ll turn our classroom into a gallery and invite you to view our exhibition. We’ll arrange images from the project into a PowerPoint presentation and demonstrate our messy science investigations. We’ll also design and create our very own mud kitchen to play in. Yuck!
Help your child prepare for their project
Muck and mixtures can be messy and magical! Why not make a variety of fun recipes to reveal how mixtures can come together and change? Trifle, gooey cookies and bread would all be good to try. You could also invent a new soft drink. Mix, shake and stir a range of fruit juices, cordials and sparkling water together and taste each one. Pick the best and give it a groovy name. Alternatively, try making different bubble mixtures to see which make the biggest bubbles!
|Memorable experience||Messy mixtures morning|
|Innovate challenge||Messy art exhibition|
|English||Labels, lists and captions; Recipes; Poetry; Narratives; Leaflets|
|A&D||Printing; Food landscapes; Mixed media pictures and collages; Colour mixing; Using clay|
|Computing||Stop motion animation; Photography; Presentations|
|D&T||Food tasting; Origins of food; Healthy meals; Following recipes; Designing an outdoor kitchen|
|PSHE||Medicines and household products; Safety|
|Science||Everyday materials; Working scientifically|
|Science investigations||Which stuff is stickier? How is mud made? What shape is a bubble?|
📗 Recommended text
|📗 The Magic Porridge Pot (Usborne Picture Books)||Waterstones||Amazon||Rosie Dickins||9781409550594|
|📗 The Day the Crayons Quit||Waterstones||Amazon||Drew Daywalt||9780007513765|
|📗 The Pencil||Waterstones||Amazon||Allan Ahlberg||9781406380828|
|Mr. Messy||Waterstones||Amazon||Roger Hargreaves||9781405274500|
|Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion||Waterstones||Amazon||Sue Mongredien||9780746073063|
|The Gingerbread Man (Read it yourself with Ladybird)||Waterstones||Amazon||Ladybird||9780723272885|
|Tasty Poems||Waterstones||Amazon||Jill Bennett||9780192763242|
|Materials (Discover Science)||Waterstones||Amazon||Clive Gifford and Kingfisher||9780753434116|
|Room on the Broom||Waterstones||Amazon||Julia Donaldson||9781509804771|
|Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti||Waterstones||Amazon||Claire Freedman||9781408851555|
|Dragon Jelly||Waterstones||Amazon||Claire Freedman||9781408838846|
|📗 George's Marvellous Medicine||Waterstones||Amazon||Roald Dahl||9780141369297|
|Sir Charlie Stinky Socks: The Really Dreadful Spell||Waterstones||Amazon||Kristina Stephenson||9781405277709|
|The Little Book of Messy Play||Waterstones||Amazon||Sally Featherstone||9781904187097|
|Joe-Joe the Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids and Gases (In the Science Lab)||Waterstones||Amazon||Eric Braun||9781404872387|
|Everyday Materials (Ways into Science)||Waterstones||Amazon||Peter Riley||9781445134802|
|📗 Revolting Recipes||Waterstones||Amazon||Roald Dahl||9780099724216|
|Materials (Science in Action)||Waterstones||Amazon||Anna Claybourne||9781784935221|