Welcome to Class 11- Miss Haddick
What we've been up to ...
Science - Making Blood
In Science we have been looking at the circulatory system and its role within our bodies. We have looked at the heart, the blood vessels and the blood. As part of learning about the blood, we got to create our very own using different everyday household items to form the various parts of the blood. It was lots of fun!
This half term we have he coach in to do P.E. with us. We have been learning how to play tag rugby and our skills are improving each week.
Finley - I like tag rugby because the rules aren't hard. It also gets you fit and it's fun.
Adam Bushnell Visit
We were extremely lucky to have Adam Bushnell come and work with us in our class. We discussed Native American spirit animals and the stories associated with these. We then created our own story and shared them with each other.
Nhyira - I enjoyed it when we made fantasy books. I created a Maritou.
Bram - When Adam Bushnall came in I thought it was good and fun because we got to make a mini book.
First Aid and Keeping Healthy
Throughout this week we have been look at how to keep ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. As well as this we have used role play and discussed what we need to do in first aid situations. In particular we used the Little Ann dolls and practiced our CPR.
Water, water everywhere!
Class 11 enjoyed their last dojo party of the year - a water extravaganza! We played a variety of team games (which one team dominated!), played 'stuck in the puddle' and ended with a mass throwing of water balloons and water at each other. It is safe to say that Mrs Fahey was the main target. We all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon - cooling off with an ice lolly was also a highlight!
To kickstart our learning about rivers and coasts, we investigated a current global issue concerning the River Nile in Ethiopia. There has been tension between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt about 'The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam' which is currently being built.
We enjoyed watching a BBC News 360 degree video (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43117710) then decided which side we wanted to be on for a class debate. Mrs Fahey was impressed by the passion and maturity the children showed during their debate, it was a pleasure to be a part of.
*The children are currently writing a summary of their main points from the debate for the website - watch this space!
As part of our multicultural week, we had a special visitor in who taught us how to play the African drums.
Romeo & Juliet - Art Day
In English, we have been reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Our Art Day was inspired by The Capulet Ball as we decided we would like to make masks to wear at it. You can see these when we show them at our class assembly.
Paired Maths- with Class 8
In our paired maths we support the Year 3 and 4 children from Class 8 with reasoning and problem solving in Maths. We have a great time being the teachers!
During our Geography topic on earthquakes and volcanoes, we looked at the day in the life of a rescue worker. We used the 5 senses to write a diary entry on this.