To complete our learning on ‘Healthy Living’, we chose to write some local nurse thank you letters. We discussed what we thought would be good to thank them for, before writing our own letters. Here are some of our wonderful Thank Yous:
Telling The Time
To help with our maths learning, we made our own clocks. We have been testing each other on making and showing the times o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
As part of our topic we have been cleaning teeth. We were given teeth each which were disgusting! They were covered in marmite and really stunk. We learnt lots of facts such as needing to brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes, and changing our toothbrushes every 3-4 months.
We have been using resources to help us count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. We are doing really well with our quick-fire of our 10x tables.
In RE we learnt all about the Jewish Faith and why they have Mezuzahs on their doors. We made our own Mezuzahs to put in our trays and wrote some promises. Our promises were things like: “I promise to brush my teeth”, “I promise to follow the school values”.
Cleaning our hands properly is really important! Mrs Belchem got us to get our hands dirty in the mud and then tried to offer us fruit. Before we had the fruit we washed our hands, making sure they were fully clean.
What a start to our ‘Healthy Living’ topic!
On Friday afternoon we took part in a series of activities, introducing us to healthy living. We had a yoga instructor come and visit from ‘Once Upon The Mat’ which we thoroughly enjoyed. We learnt about how important it is to exercise and keep ourselves healthy.
When we returned to the classroom we took part in giving each other hand massages and then relaxed using cucumber eye masks – some of us were so relaxed we nearly fell asleep!
Finally, we tried some different vegetables from the salad bar.
We described the afternoon as ‘relaxing’, ‘quiet’, ‘healthy’ and that our bodies feel ‘chilled’ and ‘calm’.
We have started this term with making numbers. We recognised the tens and ones and used Numicon to make them.
Mrs Belchem has been silly and forgot her capital letters and full stops. We read the sentences and added this in to help her make her sentences correct.