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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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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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NSPCC Danceathon!

NSPCC Danceathon!

To raise money for charity, children engaged in a ‘Danceathon’ all day!
Every hour on the hour, and the occasional random time dance, children had to dance as crazily and energetically as they could! There were some rather outstanding dance moves on display!

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