Last week of half term
Hooray for half term holiday!
We have had another busy week but 4M have worked hard.
In P.E the children performed the routines they have been working on throughout this half term. We have been focusing on balances, looking at different ways of making arches and bridges but also counter balances with a partner. The children have worked well together and gave each other positive and constructive feedback when watching each other perform.
Towards the end of the week we had one of our read aloud sessions. The children always read out with such confidence and it’s great to see them share their favourite books with the whole class.
This week the chosen piece was a book called ‘The Bolds’ - great adventure’ by Julian Clary, an another we have looked at this term in our Guided Reading.
Have a wonderful, well deserved half term 4M!
This week we have been looking more closely at human teeth, we have discussed what we need teeth for and what their job is.
Before we looked in more detail at the different types of teeth we have, the children were given the challenge to make a set of human teeth out of clay and here is what they came up with.
Can you remember the function of each type of tooth?
Thursday was World Mental Health Day, so after discussing how important it is to look after ourselves physically and mentally we decided to act upon it and do some mindfulness meditation.
We thought it was really important to have a chance to relax and have a moment of calm in our busy day. Luckily 4M had the new hall in the afternoon so we had a fantastic yoga session.
We learnt a little about the history of yoga and where it came from, we realised throughout every movement we must remember to breathe and remain relaxed.
We discovered lots of yoga movements were inspired by things in nature. We practiced movements such as:
sunrise and sunset
The children took the session very seriously and I was very impressed by some incredible balancing.
On Monday afternoon we looked at the digestive system and what happens inside our bodies to the food we eat.
We followed the journey through a practical investigation, as you can imagine it got a little messy and not too pleasant to look at!
Below is a video of the experiment we carried out.
After we looked at the journey practically we looked at the human body and labelled each part of the digestive system to see how much we remembered.