Thursday, 18 January 2018

Reception Science: The Gingerbread Man

Reception children have been thinking about the tale of the Gingerbread Man. The children listened to the story and became particularly interested in discussing their ideas about why the Gingerbread Man could not swim across the river. They were very curious to find out what would happen if he got wet so they conducted a science experiment to find out why.

The children put gingerbread men into different liquids - water, milk, oil, vinegar and washing up liquid - and observed the changes that took place. They soon discovered that in many of the liquids the gingerbread men became soggy and broken. However, they were excited to find that the gingerbread men in oil and washing up liquid stayed in one piece. Our Reception pupils clearly enjoyed finding out for themselves why the Gingerbread Man could not swim across the river.