After finishing our work on the digestive system, we made our own poo! This isn't as horrible as it sounds! In a bowl we mashed together water (for saliva), vinegar (for stomach acid) and food (raisins, biscuits, bread and shredded wheat) until it was mashed down. We then put it into a plastic bag, cut off the end, then squeezed it out to represent food going through the intestine and out the other end!
We had great fun!
We investigated the effect of different liquids on egg shells to represent what effect these have on our teeth. We kept a record of our results.
We have had a busy first three weeks back (where have they gone?!) since the summer and have been up to lots! We've written some fantastic free verse poems in English and have started the year in maths by looking at rounding and different mental arithmetic strategies.
In IPC, we had a great time making salt dough to then create our very own dinosaur fossil skeletons!
We have also been lucky enough to receive a visit from some animals, large and small!
This week, Poppy class have continued their work on Fantastic Mr. Fox. We have finished reading the book and are looking forward to watching the film to see what is different and what is the same.
Next week, we will be writing our own stories based on Fantastic Mr. Fox. We will be writing in the past tense and including dialogue with the correct speech punctuation.
This week the children have been introduced to their new topic “Active Planet”. The children experienced the devastation of a volcano within their classroom and created a piece of art based around it.
This week, Poppy class visited the Verulamium in St. Albans. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the Romans and particularly enjoyed being able to handle genuine Roman artefacts. It was also exciting to see some real mosaics and compare them to those we have made ourselves!
This week Poppy Class travelled to St. Micheal's Church for the Harvest Festival. They had the pleasure of performing "Peas Pudding" as a class. They did a brilliant job!
Poppy Class have also completed their own Fables this week in English and have presented them in best. A busy week!
This week, we have been learning about measuring and reading scales. We have really enjoyed all the practical tasks that we have helped us to learn.
This week we learnt a French poem (called Two Little Dickie Birds) which taught us how to greet people and introduce ourselves in French. Watch out for our sharing assembly where we will get to showcase our new skills.