Yesterday, I had the pleasure of accompanying our swimming team to the gala event. This competition was held at Newcastle under Lyme Independent School.
We were very excited last Friday as we had another parent visitor come in to our class. This time it was Henry's dad, Mr Hinton. He came to talk to us about his job as a dental technician. He talked to us about how to care for our teeth by brushing twice a day, morning and night. We discussed healthy foods for our teeth too. We had lots of questions about the false teeth that Mr Hinton showed us!
At The Meadows, we endeavour to provide our pupils with a broad and balanced PE curriculum. As part of this, we have been finding opportunities to promote alternative sports. We have done this over the past few years through after school clubs such as: Fencing, Zumba, Boxercise and Lacrosse.
Today in Science Club we were plant detectives. We had noticed that sometimes plants grow in unusual places such as driveways, walls, roofs and even in house bricks and decided to find out why this might be. We realised that plants will grow anywhere where they can find a bit of soil or in cracks they can grow between. We were able to predict how we think the plants got there.
Ellenor - "I think that seeds can spread from nearby gardens."
YouTube Kids has always been a useful resource to use as it filters out a lot of the inappropriate content that can be found when searching YouTube. However, they are currently improving the service to include more parental controls.
New parental controls
Over the course of the next year, YouTube will be introducing three new parental control options in YouTube Kids:
Today the children were introduced to the website: Mozilla Thimble. This allows children to explore and edit HTML through remixing. We begin with a basic web-page (Keep Calm and Carry On). Below are some of the examples:
Sky, Porsha and Maisie
Alexi, Orpah and Zac
Before the end of term, we took part in some road safety activities in Class 2 to help us be road aware and begin to think about being more independent as we get older.