Local Animal Awareness Day

Local Animal Awareness Day

A lovely and exciting day had by all in the Jellyfish Class.

Children started off their learning by engaging in a whole school assembly, which was hosted by the Eco-Guardians and Mrs Bodle, who is also a representative of the RSPB.

After the assembly, the Jellyfish Class were very fortunate as they were visited by a blind lady with a guide dog. The lady explained the role of her dog, the challenges she faces and why her dog is so important. We were then able to ask her some interesting questions. This helped us understand the importance of guide dogs and to be aware of things that happen around us.

Once we had break time, each child had the chance to show off their costume and explain why they chose the animal they had come dressed as.

We then linked Animal Awareness Day to our English topic of ‘Explanation Texts’ and created our own explanation videos based on the animals we came dressed as!

Finally, we used water colours to paint a range of our local animals. They were very impressive!

Have a smashing half-term everyone!

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E-Safety 2018

E-Safety 2018

The theme for E-Safety 2018 is ‘Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet’. As a class we discussed and greed that, generally, if people stick together, report bad use of the internet and look after each other, the Internet can be a safe place. The Jellyfish Class engaged in a range of activities to support their understanding and to help others online.

Children were given different scenarios and discussed: what the correct thing to do is, what they’d do in each of the cases and how they’d feel if they were the antagonist or victim.

In smaller groups children were provided with a role play script related to e-safety. Children understood the message behind the play and performed these to the rest of the class.

To conclude, children thought of their own pledge, which they can act upon immediately. These included: if people befriend me online, who I don’t know, I will tell an adult; I will be positive towards others and compliment them and if I watch something that doesn’t seem right, I will tell an adult.

Excellent e-safety learning Jellyfish!

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Electrical Circuits

Electrical Circuits

Our topic in science has been ‘Electricity’. After discussing what types of electricity there are and which appliances use electricity, children have been learning about circuits and electricity is produced.

Last week children investigated with creating working circuits. This week children were predicting whether or not circuits will work and then had to reason and problem solve why by correcting the incorrect circuits.

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Learning Adventures – Food!

Learning Adventures – Food!

It’s been outstanding to hear all of the wonderful, crazy but fantastic different foods children have tried so far! It’s also been great relating it to our English learning by describing how they felt when they ate it!

It has been amazing to hear the children have researched the food they’ve tried and have informed the rest of the class about their discoveries.

So far the list is as follows: haggis, goat, buffalo, ostrich, sushi, lychee fruit, scallop, chow mein, Welshcake and crisper (food from Poland).

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Recycled Art Day

Recycled Art Day

What a fantastic start to the term and what a wonderfully creative way to use what would have been rubbish!

All day long the Jellyfish Class were busy creating artwork. Children individually created: a pencil pot using tins and wrapping paper; a framed piece of artwork using cereal boxes and sweet/chocolate wrappers and a whole class combined rainbow collage with the colours coming from magazines.

Thank you to those that supported the children with their artwork and came along to view it on Friday.

Have an enjoyable weekend!

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Eco Guardians – The 12Rs for our planet

Eco Guardians – The 12Rs for our planet

 

The Eco Guardians would like to share some information with you that they presented to the whole school in a special worship last week…

Please watch this short video to understand why our message is so important.

My wish for you 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qzS4L5BiTM

Like Grandad in the film we all wish for a world with clean air, soil and water for everyone.

We also wish for a fair world with plenty for all.

However, everything we buy or use has a cost to our environment because all resources come from our planet.

We would like to invite you to reflect about your actions and the actions of the people around you.

How do they impact on our environment?

What can we all do to help?

Here are the Eco Guardian’s 12 Rs for our planet…

REFUSE

Say NO to things you don’t need!

REDUCE

Reduce food waste by only buying the food you need to eat.
Look at your wardrobe before asking for new clothes and see if you really need them.
Switch off electrical appliances when not using them.
Turn off your tap while brushing your teeth.
Reduce use of petrol by walking, cycling or sharing rides.

RETHINK

What is the impact of your actions?
Do you really need to use disposable things?
Is your family taking recycling seriously?
Can you choose to use things that don’t harm the environment?

REACT

If you see things that are wrong, what can you do?
How can you make a difference?
Could you write letters?
Who could you speak to?

RESPECT

Respect all that we have: nature, animals, air, soil, water.
Think about the people who work to produce cheap products that we might keep for a short time and throw in the bin.
Some of it can’t be recycled.

REFLECT

Am I doing all I can?
Is there anything else I can do to reduce my carbon footprint?

REUSE

Re-use plastic bags, plastic cups and plates when you can.
Re-use scrap paper.

Remember
You can always use both sides of a sheet of paper to draw on!

REFILL

Refill your printer cartridge; refill your disposable cup, etc.

RECHARGE

Recharge your batteries instead of buying non-rechargeable ones.

REPAIR

When something is broken, see if you can mend it instead of throwing it away!
If it can’t be mended, see if you can find a new use for it!
Give unwanted items to charity!

ROT

Make sure that all left over food goes in the composting bin as it turns into soil full of nutrients.

RECYCLE

Learn how to separate items in the right recycling bins at home and at school.
Recycling creates less pollution than starting from scratch.
For example, if we recycle old bottles we can cut pollution by a fifth and halve the demand for water!
Did you know that you can make fleeces and shoelaces from old plastic bottles, and that all newspapers are today printed on recycled paper?

 

Recycling Art day

To reflect about recycling and enjoy creating things out of waste material, we are going to have a recycled art day on 5thJanuary 2018.

Parents and carers are invited to come in at 3 o’clock to visit the classes and see the wonderful art work that the children have created.

 

Pantomime!

Pantomime!

We’ve all had a super time at the Marlowe Theatre today where we watched the Peter Pan Pantomime!

After an early lunch, we headed off to Canterbury rather excited. Once we arrived, we had a pleasant walk to the theatre and then sat in our seats in anticipation!

The show certainly didn’t disappoint and in fact it was brilliant! Someone even got pointed out and had to shout, ‘I do believe in fairies! I do I do!’

In the end, some children even managed to sneak in a snooze on the way home!

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Leaflets

Leaflets

Over the next two weeks, children will be learning about leaflets as part of their non-fiction learning in English.

Children were given a range of different leaflets and were discussing and understanding the typical features included. Such as: a big bold title, subheadings, pictures and photos, captions, text boxes and persuasive language.

Children then worked in small groups and focused on one particular leaflet, which they then presented the information from it to the rest of the class.

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