Today was our science morning and we spent time exploring a range of different toys to find out how they moved. We introduced the words push, pull and twist then spent time examining whether the toys needed to be pushed, pulled or twisted in order to move.
The children were then encouraged to make their own twisting toys – a boat and a paper spinner. They chose suitable materials to ensure that their toys would move when twisted. They covered their cardboard boats in duct tape to ensure the boats would remain waterproof when tested in our class water tank. The children loved testing their toys and discussing with each other any problems encountered and possible solutions that would help their toys to move.
Thank you to all the parents and guardian's who attended the science morning today. The children had a wonderful time!
Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime
On Friday 10th January, Holly Class joined the whole school to watch the pantomime, 'Jack and the Beanstalk.' We were introduced to Jack, his mum, their cow, Barmy Bosworth, Lucy, the Baron and Slippery Sid.
The poor giant had a nasty cold and Jack was able to deliver a special medicine made by his mother and their friend, Barmy Bosworth, by climbing the magic beanstalk. He was rewarded with a basket full of golden eggs and lived happily ever after.
The children enjoyed listening to the story and joined in with many songs and actions.
As part of our work on anti-bullying week, Holly Class children thought of ideas of how we can be good friends and make changes starting in our own class.
Our Planeterium Visit
Holly class children were visited by ‘Explorer Dome’, which is a planetarium. We were lucky enough to explore the awe and wonder of space, through a story telling introduction to the earth, moon and stars. We found out that the sun is a giant star made from fiery, gassy plasma. We also learnt about the different star constellations and were told the story about Orion’s belt and Orion’s dog, Sirius. We saw the moon and experienced its different phases and found out why the sun appears to move across the sky. We particularly enjoyed star gazing, spotting the different stories and pictures in the stars.
Today was Hello Yellow Mental Health Awareness Day. We took part in a number of activities to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people and encourage us all to openly discuss mental health and well being.
We wore something yellow to celebrate this event and donated £1 to Young Minds Charity. We listened to stories, made biscuits, had our photo taken using various props and made masks.
Everybody enjoyed finding out about mental health.
We have already started a very busy term and have enjoyed sharing our holiday experiences and destinations. Most children have been able to find their holiday/day trip destinations on a map of either the British Isles or the World.
They have explored the geographical features of seaside destinations and programmed beebots to move to around a virtual seaside destination.