Our theme this term is HELP! We will be looking at different people who help us and what they do. The children have already been enjoying locking people up in our Overdale Cell – especially the teachers! We have planned to have a role play hospital, Fire Station and Dentists to name a few throughout the term.
We are also looking forward to lots of visits – we have already a visit from a local GP and a pharmacist planned.
This term we will be looking at different people who help us and finding out about their jobs. We will also be learning about Winter and investigating snow and ice… Keep everything crossed for us because we are hoping for enough snow to start building snowmen and igloos anytime soon!
This week has been very busy in Reception- we have been painting and drawing Santa, using the Christmas stencils, sewing for our calendars, using cereal and spaghetti in the finger gym, working in Santa’s workshop, making Christmas Tree cookies, counting presents in Santa’s sack and making our Santa Lists.
This week we have been to Woodend Museum to learn more about World War One. We immersed ourselves in history, trying on replica outfits, handling artefacts and listening to oral history clips from people who were living in Scarborough during the bombardment of WW1, 16th December 1914. We also shared the poem, Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen.
To help us gain a better understanding of life for soldiers during WW1, Mr Henderson (one of our school Governors) very kindly brought us items from his collection to look at and ask questions about. This really helped us to understand our class book- War Game by Michael Foreman- which is set in the Trenches of World War 1.
As part of our Science topic looking at food chains, Year 4 had the chance to meet some real life predators and prey. Some of us were more reluctant than others to get up close! We found out about how each animal fits into a food web within the Rain forest.
In RE, we have considered how we can be good ‘stewards’ of Our World and why that is important to Christians. Yorkshire Rotters visited us to explain the importance of recycling, saving energy and composting. We were even allowed to take our very own pet worms home in a wormery made from rubbish!
In our science topic, we have been learning about the Digestion System. George Pindar Secondary School invited us into their science labs to discover more about how this vital process takes place. We tried to order the digestion system, had a look at the process from inside the body (!) and then made our very own model stomach using crackers, orange juice and a plastic bag.
Year 5 visited Woodend Museum to learn more about WW1 and the Scarborough bombardment. We had the chance to wear some replica clothing and handle many artefacts that had been salvaged from the bombardment. Ending the day we wrote our own remembrance poems. Take a look at our photos.