Christmas 2018

Wow! What a busy December we have had at school…

It all started with a trip to the Pantomime to watch Treasure Island. This was a special treat from the charity Variety. We had a party, and we even got to see Father Christmas and got a present from him! Thank you for letting us be part of this special day!

Next it was time for our FS and KS1 Christmas Craft morning – we had over 50 adults come and join us and get into the Christmassy spirit! Thank you to all the parents and carers to came to spend some time with us!

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We had been praticising for a couple of weeks so that we could put on a Nativity Performance for our grown ups and friends. We had an amazing time – take a look at some of the fantastic comments we recieved!

We had been busy working like little elves creating snowman puppets, Christmas cards and calendars. Take a look below… can you spot yours?

Finally it was time for our Christmas Party – we even managed to have a special visitor!

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We hope that everyone has had a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to what the New Year has in store for us!

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Super Scientists

Linked to our work about Florence Nightingale, we looked at the effect germs can have on our bodies and how quickly they can make food mouldy.

We turned into Super Scientists and we had a go at testing our reflexes as well as our sense of smell and touch. It was difficult to guess what the smells and the objects were without using our eyes.

Then we set up an experiment to see how germs could make food mouldy. We used three pieces of bread but did different things to each one.

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  • In the first – we called this CONTROL as we didn’t touch the piece of bread with our hands. We used tongs and placed it into a clear bag.
  • In the second – we called this UNWASHED as we made sure we put lots of germs on the piece of bread by rubbing it between our hands before we placed it into the clear bag.
  • In the third – we called this WASHED as we made sure we washed our hands carefully with soap and water before we rubbed our hands on the piece of bread and placed it into the clear bag.
  • All three bags were placed in the same place so that we could make sure it was a fair test.

We continued to be Super Scientists by making a prediction about which piece of bread would have the most mouldy. Our predictions are below:

  • 2 children thought the CONTROL would have the most mould.
  • 25 children thought the UNWASHED would have the most mould.
  • 3 children thought the WASHED would have the most mould.

We left the bread for a week and our results are below:

  • All three pieces of bread had gone mouldy.
  • It was clear from looking at the pieces of bread that the UNWASHED had the most amount of mould on it, followed by the WASHED and finally the CONTROL.

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As a class, we discussed why the UNWASHED had the most amount of mould on it. It had the most amount of germs on it and the control had none because it hadn’t been touched by anyone’s hands.

We know how important it is to wash our hands before we eat and after we have been to the toilet as we don’t want these germs inside our bodies.

If they can turn bread mouldy, what can they do to the inside of our bodies?

 

 

 

 

 

RuggerEds

We have had the most amazing treat this half term – Y2 have been learning how to play tag rugby with the coaches from RuggerEds.

We have learnt lots about respect, following the rules and working as part of a team as well as skills that we can use such as dodging, running and how to hold a rugby ball properly.

We couldn’t wait for Friday mornings to come around so that we could build on the skills we had learnt in the previous week.

Every week, the coaches would choose some ‘Trainers of the Week’. Our winners from this half term are below…

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A massive thank you to Rob and Joe for coming to school every week to teach us how to play rugby! We had a blast! 🙂

Healthy Living Week 2018

Across school, we have been thinking about how to keep ourselves healthy.  We have had lots of visitors in school and activities to complete to help to promote a healthy lifestyle. Take a look below to see what we have been up to…

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Yoga is a good way to exercise both our minds and our bodies. Check out our yoga moves!

If you want to do move yoga at home, look at Comsic Kids on Youtube for more ideas.

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We absolutely loved our Active Mission Session with Errol. It was so much fun trying to get around all of the different activities. Our favourite activity was trying to hit as many lights as we could in just one minute! The record was 32 set by Mateo!

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We got to use exercise bikes with smoothie makers on the front to make some delicious smoothies. We had to pedal as fast as we could to blend up the fruit and the yoghurt before we were able to drink them. They were really tasty and it was fun working together to making different smoothies!

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Mrs Murch spent some time with us looking at PANTS. Ask your child about what PANTS means.

If you would like more information about the NSPCC campaign for PANTS, please click here.