Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Parachutes in Reception

The children received a letter today from a boy called Jim. He told us that he and his brother Jack climbed the beanstalk together. After meeting the giant, he went to run and climb back down the beanstalk, but Jack had already chopped it down! The children were tasked with helping Jim escape from the clouds and land safely.

After some discussion about using gliders, helicopters and even trampolines, Layla suggested that parachutes might be a good option, and Foster agreed, saying that "it slows you down" so that you land safely.

The children followed instructions about making parachutes in their choosing time, and after this, they decided to test them out! Here are some videos of the children testing them in the outdoor area.

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