Monthly Archives: September 2018

Egg-speriment Results!

We have now tested our egg helmets to see if they worked. Before we tested them we discussed how to keep it a fair test. We decided that:

• The same person would test them all.
• They would all be dropped not thrown.
• They would all be dropped from the same height.

This made sure it was a fair test. Have a look at our photos to see the results!

Super Science

We bought our bikes into school today as we have been learning all bout exercise and being healthy. We had great fun but also thought about which muscles in our body we were working and how. We decided exercise makes our hearts work faster, makes us hot, makes us out of breath and makes our muscles ache. It must be good for us! We think cycling is great exercise as you can see from our photos.

When we came inside we had a look at some children’s helmets. We talked about how helmets help to keep our heads safe and how important they are. Miss Williams showed us what might happen to our heads if we don’t wear a helmet by holding Mr Egg up high and dropping him. He didn’t end up looking very healthy – in fact he looked egg-stremely sorry for himself!

We decided to make him an egg-helmet to protect him. We designed them based on the materials we had available. Tomorrow we are going to do our egg-speriments to see if our helmets work or not.

Food groups

We are learning about the food groups as part of our Being Healthy topic. We began our afternoon by learning some more facts and then started to think about what makes a healthy meal. We looked at the school dinner menus and picked foods to make a healthy meal. We then made this meal from collage material. We had to think carefully about how much of each food to use to make it a balanced meal!

Being Healthy

Today we started our topic of ‘Being Healthy’. We started by sharing all the ways we already knew to stay healthy.

These were our ideas:

We then realised all these things were to do with keeping our bodies healthy but it is important to have a healthy mind too! We thought of things we do to keep our minds healthy and shared times/activities that make us feel happy. We used these to make a happy booklet. We will put them on display in our classroom when they are finished.

Being proud of our work

This week in English we have spent some time getting used to how to make sure our work is always a piece to be proud of. We have practised our very neatest handwriting, focusing on ascenders and descenders, and practised finding and correcting spelling errors. We were excellent at editing our own writing today!

We have also read the book Oliver’s Vegetables. Today we started to learn about the sequence of the events in the story and are ready to learn it next week.

Welcome Toucans!

Today we had a wonderful day welcoming our new Toucans. We starter by sharing our news and things we were looking forward to. Our teachers were very impressed with how good we were at listening!

This afternoon we started some self-portraits for our masterchef gallery display. We started by having a close look at ourselves in the mirror. We learnt some skills we needed for drawing our faces then had a go ourselves. Some of us started to use pastels to colour them in. They are going to look fantastic when they are finished!