We have made a good start to the year already and are looking forward to a year full of lots of fun learning!
We looked at a piece of art with a particular slant towards R.E./ PSE. I asked told the children we were going to do some art work, but first of we were going to think about the picture. I asked the children;
The children thought about these questions well and gave some very thoughtful answers. A sample of their answers from the discussions are;
The children then went on to put their ideas onto a mind map.
This week Miss Holden bought a selection of food from the super market and the children had a look on the packaging to see where the food had originally travelled from. The children found the countries on the globes to see where the food might have traveled across. Looking at the journey the children decided what mode of transport they thought the food may have traveled on. We used the site www.foodmiles.com to calculate the distance the food had traveled. Then put all the food in order. We had apples that had traveled all the way from New Zealand!
We then looked at the book “Wonderful Earth”. We learnt that the gas from modes of transport is hurting the world. And thought about ways in which we could help. The ideas the children came up with were:
So we decided to use their ideas and buy local, seasonal produce to make a low food mile Harvest soup.
This week we had a visit from a retired fireman called Steve. We learnt all about how to keep safe at home, e.g. not distracting someone when they are cooking on a hob, not playing with matches. We learnt about safety procedures on how to exit the house if the fire alarm started to go off and how to check our fire alarms. We also learnt about the stop, drop and roll procedure.
A video we were show by Steve about playing with matches:
“The Really Really Really Truly True Truth About… Teddy Bears” by James Carter. We chose the poem as the theme for National poetry day was “Truth” and our topic at the moment is toys.
The last verse of the poem is missing from the video but the full poem is listed below. The children took great care in learning this poem and we and they were very proud of their performance at our poetry day assembly.
The Really Really Really Truly True Truth About… Teddy Bears
Everybody has a teddy.
Even if they say they don’t, they do,
they’re fibbing. Even kings, queens,
famous footballers, hairy rock stars
and busy teachers. Yours included.
And all those people on the telly. Them too.
And I’m sure even aliens have their own
equally cute, equally cuddly, equally
dog-eared, squished and dribbled-over
version of this classic soft toy. But why?
Well, why not? However old you are,
however grown up you may appear to be,
however important or bossy you may become,
in a hush of a moment every now and then,
you will still feel the need to open
the bedroom cupboard, remove
that little fuzzy bundle, and give it
a sniff and a kiss and a little snuggle.