We welcomed Father Christmas into our class today. We were all so excited to see him and very grateful as we know how busy he is this time of year.
We were given some rather special gifts, games that we can use in class and during wet play.
Thank you so much Father Christmas.. Merry Christmas one and all.
from Blossom Class.
what a wonderful day we have had. The festive spirit was truly in school today, we have had games, arts and crafts, music, a cinema, and lots and lots of party food. The class all appeared in they’re party gear and even tried to teach Miss Smith how to floss!
This week as a class we have been learning to read digital and analogue clocks. We had lots of fun discussing time, making clocks and answering questions related to time.
This week we have been investigating how water is transported in plants. We learnt that the movement of water in plants takes place in the xylem. We investigated this through a group experiment.
As a treat and a culmination of our English learning journey (instruction writing), the children made chocolate cornflake cakes. They decorated them with a spooky Halloween twist; they were made into spiders!
As an example of instruction writing, the class studied recipes and wrote their own instructions on how to make chocolate cornflake cakes. It was a fun hook and incentive to their writing!
Ex Wroxall teacher, Mr Kieran Larwood, came into school on Tuesday to share his new book, ‘The Beasts of Grimheart’.
He gave a talk to the children about the book, including the characters, setting and plot. This was really useful for the class because one of their end of year writing objectives is ‘In narratives, creates settings, character and plot’. Good writers can draw upon ideas that they have read in books and that is why it is so important that children are exposed to a range of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and reference and textbooks.
In Science, the children have been learning about ‘Animals, including Humans’. Nutrition has formed part of this learning, including the seven food groups and the correct amount to eat. Working in small groups, they created different types of foods and had to match them to the correct food group. Then we discussed the correct amounts to eat (Carbohydrates 50%, Fats 30% and Protien 15%). We also discussed the importance of Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre. They were very surprised to learn that our bodies are around 60% water!!!