Bang! Crash! Pop! Whizz!
Lower Foundation have been learning all about Bonfire and Fireworks night. The children made their own fireworks rockets and helped to make an explosive backdrop for our classroom display.
- Remember, remember the fifth of November
- Gunpowder treason and plot.
- We see no reason
- Why gunpowder treason
- Should ever be forgot!
This week in Year 1’s Jigsaw lesson, the children started their new topic of ‘Celebrating Difference’. They started to think about their similarities and differences with their friends; their likes and dislikes, their eye colour, how many siblings they have etc. The children then started to design their own unique Gingerbread man to show how everyone likes to do things differently.
Celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Traditional Recipes
Day of the Dead, also known in Spanish as Día de los Muertos, is celebrated between October 31 and November 2 and is one of the oldest and most famous celebrations. It's joyous rather than somber, and a family-oriented fiesta to reconnect the living with the dead by building altars to honor the souls of our dearly departed. Seasonal smells and colors are tied to traditional dishes for this holiday.
The Y2 students have cooked some of the typical recipes of the Day of the Dead, and they have done it like authentic chefs
“Pan de muerto” and “Beans and corn salsa”
Perhaps the most widely known foods symbol for Day of the Dead.
Year 2 also started using the Beebot app on the IPads. We had to program the Beebot to move around the maze and find the flower!
In Year 6 science this week, we have been investigating the impact of exercise on our heart rate! Some of us had trouble finding our pulse but we got there in the end!
Back in the classroom we were then able to listen to our heart beating using a stethoscope.
Well done to everyone who remembered their raincoats this week! On wet days, the children leave their Hoody tops in the changing room so they have something dry to put on after sports. At this time of year outside, we work on a simple 3-layers rule, so please start wearing your black thermals.
When the weather gets even colder, we would like the children to bring in both their hoody and grey maroon tops- allowing us to have one on with the other kept dry inside to change into at the end if needs be.
Thank you for your assistance
Mr Bower, Director of Sports
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