Academic Year 2019 - 2020
Well, what an odd end to the Spring Term!. Just a handful of children to wish Happy Easter to and see you after the holidays. Our IT skills and knowledge have been stretched with the use of TEAMs but we continue to rise to the challenge. Learning continues with the support of parents, on-line resources and a genuine desire to find out new things. Over the holiday we will rest, recuperate and be ready to start afresh in two weeks time. For ideas on how to fill the time safely, see the home learning side of our pages.
Enjoy the break, stay safe and happy.
Events so far...
In February we enjoyed a visit to both the Oxford History of Science Museum, and the Oxford Natural History Museum.
At the History Science Museum, we learned about the travels of Christopher Columbus, and the new resources that he brought back from the New World. Turkey, butternut squash and cocoa all found favour with us, but the idea of slaves did not go down very well.
As part of our learning we looked at different objects that sailors of that time would have used on their boats to travel and survive.
This instrument was used to measure the height of the sun!
At the Natural History Museum, we investigated the world of insects, choosing our favourite coloured butterfly from the many in the display cabinet, and looking at how camouflage supports survival in different habitats.
Visit to the War Memorial to lay our poppy wreath and remember those who lost their lives in the wars before our life time.
Pudsey visited the classroom for Children in Need day, where many of us wore yellow and "crazt hair".
This week we have been working our science topic of Heatlhy Mind, Healthy Body. We have found out about why a good balanced diet is essential for both our bodies and our minds, why sleep is essential, and why looking after our teeth is so important.
We have been lucky enough to have a dentist visit the class, and bring some gruesome pictures of badly looked after teeth. We were all shocked at what we saw, so hopefully, more tooth brushing will take place in the coming weeks. We have set up an experiment involving eggs, squash, water, milk, coke and fruit juice. We are looking forward to seeing the results!
We have talked about screen time, and a good bedtime routine, and talked about some of the side effects of poor sleep.
We made leek and potato soup during the week. Everyone tried it, but not all of us liked it.
Welcome to the Spring Term, 2018.