Welcome to Class 1!
Welcome to the new academic year! We have been joined in Class 1 by thirteen new Pebbles, making us twenty nine children in total. This term our topic is called Super Human. We will be learning about the human body and how it works. We have started by thinking about Superheroes and imagined ourselves as Superheroes for our Targets display.
We very much enjoyed the visit, organised by Elliot's Mum, of three Biffa lorries to our school grounds. We were able to find out about a road sweeper, a rubbish lorry and a recycling lorry. It was great fun climbing into the cabs and seeing the different controls. We learned a lot about how rubbish is collected and how important it is to recycle. We also found out that Mrs. Davies was frightened of road sweepers when she was little! We are looking forward to our new rubbish and recycling role play area next half term.
The Digestive System
As part of our Super Human Topic, we have learned about the human digestive system. We watched a computer generated film of food passing through the body. We loved the liquid, acidic "soup" in the stomach and were amazed that the small intestine is 7 metres long and the large intestine 1 and a half metres long. It was like a rollercoaster. We especially liked the ending in the toilet! We all had great fun stuffing tights to make the intestines and are very proud of our display, even though it looks rather revolting.
The Pebbles have had great fun in Tehidy Woods and have learned a great deal about keeping safe in the outdoor environment, as well as gaining knowledge about plants and animals. They have played hide and seek in the trees, (If you are lost, shout loudly!) looked out for poisonous berries and plants, and been careful of tripping hazards such as roots and stones. They used natural materials to make sculptures, built a home for a small creature and then a shelter for themselves. They showed great co-operation in this, carrying heavy branches as a group.
Super Human Topic Homework
The children are very excited about the new Topic Homework Grid. Several children have designed their own Superhero, including a wonderful Elastigirl! A few children have asked members of their family what superpowers they would like to have and our first Supervegetable arrived in class, complete with cloak.
Superheroes Topic Day
We all had an enjoyable time on Superheroes Topic Day. Everyone looked fantastic in their costumes- many thanks to parents for all your hard work. We started with a talk by Dr. Rogers, who told us about her job and let us try out the different medical instruments. We then learned dances to the Superman song and "Dem Bones". We enjoyed a Funnybones story and cutting and sticking a Funnybones character. In the afternoon, we had a go climbing the mobile climbing wall. Everyone showed real courage and determination and felt proud of their achievements. Photos of the climbing are below.