It's Refugee Week this week and we will be having a Refugee focus in some of our lessons, including English, Geography and Art.
In PSHE today, we talked about who a refugee is as well as understanding there are people who choose to leave their own country.
We discussed these questions and the children came up with some really thoughtful ideas.
Just a reminder that it is the Cross Country Challenge tomorrow so all children need their PE kit tomorrow. We are looking forward to seeing how far we can run and raising lots of money for school!
We started our new Science topic today: Food and our bodies.
We started the topic by looking at the different diets animals have. We learnt about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
We then had to sort different animals and their diet using a VENN diagram. See the picture below showing our work!
Some of the diets surprised us! Tomorrow, we are going to design a dinner menu for a wild animal....
I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break. It was great to hear all about what the children had been up to on holiday.
I am attaching the new timetable for the summer term as there are a few changes. The main change is that PE will be taught on Wednesday and Friday so please can you ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school on those days (starting tomorrow).
This week in Science, we looked at flowers.
We took a bunch of tulips ....
Children worked in groups and were given one flower to look at.
They then had to carefully take the flower apart and stick each part down onto a piece of paper. Finally, they labelled the parts of the flower.
Next week, we will learn more about pollination and look at the results of our growing experiments.
Our Science topic this half term is Plants.
Last week, we set up an experiment to see what plants need to grow. Children worked in pairs to fill two plastic pots with compost and mustard seeds. One pot got left on the windowsill and the other pot got put in the dark cupboard in the classroom. Both pots were watered the same amount.
Here are the results! We were amazed to see that the mustard seeds in the cupboard did germinate.
These were on the windowsill so had plenty of light. They look pretty healthy!
These were in the dark cupboard so didn't have any light. They look quite unhealthy.
We have set up a further two experiments;
Do plants need water to grow?
Do plants need soil to grow?
We look forward to sharing the results with you.
We have made a slight timetable change in 3R.
RE will now be taught on Tuesday afternoons and spelling test will take place on Wednesday morning. Children will need their green spelling books in school every Wednesday.
Also, a reminder that children need their PE kits every Monday AND Friday. This half term, 3R have outdoor PE with the Sports Coach on a Monday and indoor PE with me on a Friday.
Any questions, please do ask.