In Science, 4B literally took a walk through their digestive system to learn about the journey their food goes on and label the different parts. The children are looking forward to their gutsy experiment next week when they demonstrate the job of each part of the digestive system by recreating their own stomach, intestines and oesophagus. Through popular demand, I have included the link to the journey through the digestive system clip the children enjoyed. http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/dsmovie.html
Why not have a go at accessing and playing the digestion quiz before our next lesson. www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/digestion/digestion_game_quiz.htm
With World Book Day fast approaching, 4B are looking forward to dressing themselves or a potato up as their favourite character on Thursday 2nd March. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities to celebrate World Book Day. As a class we wanted to promote reading. One of our reading detective activities last week was to generate the benefits of being a bookworm. Here are our top five:-
1)Reading teaches us about the world.
Through reading a variety of books we learn about people, places, and events outside of our own experience.
2)Reading improves vocabulary and language skills.
We discover new vocabulary to add to the dictionary in our brain so we can use more ambitious language in our own writing.
3)Reading develops our imagination.
4)Reading is fun.
A book or Kindle doesn't take up much space and is light to carry, so you take it anywhere. You are never going to be bored if you have a book in your bag.
5)Reading is a great way to spend time together.
Reading together on the sofa, bedtimes stories and visiting the library are just some ways of spending time together.
Please remember that reading diaries are always checked on a Wednesday for evidence of reading. The weekly expectation is 5 times a week and your child needs to bring their reading diary to school everyday.
It was lovely to meet so many of you at parents' evening last week. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing all your children’s wonderful achievements with you. For those of you that weren't able to make the 07.02.17 or 09.02.17, I am more than happy to still meet with you at the beginning of next half term. Just write a note in your child's log book with any convenient times you could meet and I'll get back to you.
The enormous effort the children have been putting into their homework projects deserves a special mention. I am incredibly impressed with the creative, original and imaginative ways 4B have presented their chosen task. Photos of completed projects will follow shortly.
Please encourage your child to read throughout the half term if they want to be in with a chance of earning the prestigious Reader of the week title. Below is a link for the active learn site 4B have been trialling.
The children have also glued the log in details into their reading diary so that they can explore the selection of interactive books I have allocated for them to read on ‘Bug Club.’ Remember to click on the bug icon on selected pages in order to answer a comprehension question.
Enjoy the half term!
This blog will be regularly updated by Mrs Lees and Mrs Cook and the talented children in 5CL.