Class 3's blog
I would like to start this blog by saying just how proud I am of all of the children for their exemplary behaviour. It was noted on several occassions (as well as by the bus driver). It would have been easy for them to let their excitement get the better of them. However, they all followed instructions beautifully and had a fantastic (though exhausting) time exploring the many areas of the zoo.
Yesterday, Class 3 and 4 received a visit from Network Rail and the British Transport Police. With the railway being so close to us, we felt the children needed to be made more aware of the dangers. The children were very engaged with the discussion and knew that they should play near railway tracks. They learnt about the dangers (from the electricity wires to the fast speed of the trains). Some of the facts were astounding! For instance, a standard train weighs the same as 80 elephants! It also takes the distance of 25 football pitches for a high speed train to stop!
Our topic this term in Design and Technology is 'The Great British Bread Off'. The children have researched and sampled different Warburtons bread products, as well as the history of the brand. This week the children worked with salt dough to practise shaping their bread making techniques. They were very inventive and enjoyed the process of evaluating and recreating their design. They also applied their mathematical knowledge with taking accurate measurements.
Below you can see some images of the process.
As a reminder, many of the reading resources that we give out each year can be found on the website. If you ever have any questions regarding reading at home, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff.
This year we are launching a Scholastic Book Club. Six times a year, Scholastic reveals a brand new Book Club selection of quality children's books at discounted prices. The books that are offered are carefully chosen to get children reading for pleasure - and to keep them reading right through their teenage years. We feel this fits with The Meadows ethos as it is a great way to introduce new books at home as well as promote reading for pleasure.
Today the children were introduced to the Internet Legends game "Interland". The game is made up of a series of different Interland Islands. In order to get through to these islands, the children have to answer a range of online safety questions to avoid falling in the Phishing River. We managed to score 240 this time around... it might have become a little tense when the time limit was applied. The islands are based around the five new pillars of our online safety curriculum:
This term our project in Design and Technology is based on bread. The children have been exploring the history of Warburtons and last week they sampled the different products. Below you can see images of the children sampling and analysing these breads. They were very engaged and enthuastic to try new things!