Mad Science Hook
Inquisitive Indie joined us today to teach us about electricity.
We all imagined we were electrons and learnt how they all link together to allow electricity to pass through. We then built circuits to make a buzzer sound. We added a switch into our circuit and tried to make the buzzer sound again. Then we tested different materials to see which ones would complete the circuit and allow the buzzer to sound.
We took it in turns to have a go with the electricity inside the ball too to watch it follow our hands to find a way to the ground.
Finally we tried to pop a balloon by passing electricity through it.
During the last week, 3M had a special treat, Miss Maynard came to teach us for the day.
We learnt about and made Christingles and when we had finished we turned the lights off and lit them.
In the afternoon, Pippa came to join us.
Thank-You Miss Maynard and Pippa.
Roman Soldier Hook
To complete our learning about the Romans, a Roman Soldier came to visit us for a day.
Together with 3R, we learnt about life as a Roman Soldier. We dressed as a Roman Soldier and felt how heavy the chain mail armour was.
We also had a go at using shields to create battle formations while 3R threw foam spears at us to try and break through our formation, then we swapped over.
Take a look at the photos to see how much fun we had.
Parents and carers were invited into 3M on Wednesday afternoon to join the children in their learning about Ramadan.
We made prayer mats and good deeds paper chains.
Unfortunately, Mrs Munro was having so much fun, she forgot to take any pictures. However the feedback received from those that attended is:
A great little task for us both to join in with
You’ve helped my child to learn well
We enjoyed joining in with the children to do some activities but would have liked more time
Enjoyed spending time helping
Great to see kids in class, they’re growing in confidence!
Allowed children to choose their own design for prayer mats but would have liked more time.
Thank-you for joining us!
We’ve been busy
We’ve had a busy couple of weeks in our topic learning.
We have been looking at healthy eating and the food groups. Then we looked our our skeletons, bones and muscles. We enjoyed having the full sized skeleton to visit in our classroom as it gave us the chance to see clearly what the bones inside us looked like. We cut out and made our own skeletons with Mrs Ross and learnt the proper scientific names for the bones.
We completed this learning by looking at the muscles and how they help us to move. We especially enjoyed using our facial muscles to pull different faces.
Did you know it takes 41 muscles to frown and 17 muscles to smile?
On Thursday 10th October we supported Mental Health Awareness Day and all wore yellow.
We all have mental health, it is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods. Looking after our mental health is important.
To improve our awareness of mental health, we carried out a variety of activities. We considered how we would feel if certain things were to happen during the day, eg. Waking up late; being organised; having an argument before leaving the house; seeing someone that makes us laugh. We moved to different areas in the classroom to show if we would feel happy, okay or be finding things hard. Following this, we created some bunting to decorate our classroom with that had positive messages on to either support someone if they were finding things hard or to show a way that we have been supported.
We also created our own superheroes with various powers to help people such as ‘The Hugger’ and ‘The Smiler’.
In the afternoon, we took part in the BBC Teach Growth Mindset and Well-being lesson which was a live interactive lesson. This taught us how to recognise emotions, develop resilience and provided us with tips on how to look after ourselves through things such as deep breathing.
Take a look at the photos of us enjoying the day.
Let there be light!
To finish off our topic about light, we looked at the Hindu festival Diwali which is the Festival of Lights.
We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and we celebrated the festival by decorating our own lanterns similar to those lit by Hindus to help the goddess Lakshmi find her way
Last week, as part of our science topic on light we investigated which materials would best reflect light for us to use in a design for a new school bag to keep us safe in the dark.
The materials we used were:
- cotton wool
We shone a torch on the materials to see how well the light reflected. We were fascinated by the results. We found that the sequins reflected the light the most and in many different directions.
On transition morning the children visited their new class, with some parents and careers too.
Together we drew around our hands and decorated them to create our class display.
All enjoyed the experience, with some feedback being:
”Very well organised, fun activities which are enjoyable for parents and children.”
”Nice idea for parents to meet the teachers.”
”Friendly introduction to new class.”
”Thank-you for making us feel welcome.”
”A well thought out task with the children”
I hope you will agree that our completed display looks fantastic.
”We are each unique and beautiful, but together we are a masterpiece!”