Mrs Fahey & Miss Pearn
What we've been up to...
Last week we learned lots about how to keep our bodies healthy and had lots of fun playing games as well as completing our first science experiments.
We looked why it is important to wash our hands with soap to stop the spread of germs by completing an experiment using liquid soap, water and pepper. The pepper represented the germs and we found that when we dipped our finger into the pepper and water nothing happened. When we put some soap onto our finger and dipped that in the pepper repelled from our fingers - the children were fascinated!
We also looked at exercise, healthy diet and how to keep our teeth healthy. The children loved playing a game with mini marshmallows to race and see who could fill their paper mouth with teeth. It got quite competitive! Following on from this we looked at the affect sugary foods and drinks have on our teeth by completing an experiment called Plaque Attack! We used yeast to represent the plaque that would form in our mouths and added sugar to one cup to see how sugar makes plaque grow more.
Photos to follow...
Useful websites, Links and Apps...
The children have all now been given their logins and have had two short tasks set for them to complete this week to familiarise themselves with the website. Please see their '2Dos' section (red tick).
Mathletics - A fantastic resource that has maths challenges assigned to each child by their teacher as well as other activities they can choose.
Numbots - A maths resource for our younger children. It presents maths challenges in a fun and engaging way.
Lexia - An incredibly valuable online reading resource that helps the children learn a variety of reading and English skills.
Time Table Rockstars - Very popular with the boys and girls, this website tests the children's times table accuracy and speed in a really fun way. The children have been set their 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables.