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Weston Sewage Works

Today Poplar, Maple and Rowan classes went to Weston Sewage works as part of their topic ‘From Chew to Poo!’

Poplar class started the day by having a talk on the toilet. We were surprised by some of the things people have actually dropped/put down a toilet, for example toys. We also did an experiment to show why wipes of any kind should not be put down the toilet. In groups, the children were given a container of water. Most of the children then put a wet wipe in their container, while one or two children put toilet paper in their containers. The children then shook it for 30 seconds. When they opened them, they found the toilet paper had disintegrated into the water, whereas the wipe stayed whole.

Next, we were scientists. First of all we had to smell different containers and decide what was in the water e.g. mud, chlorine. We did not enjoy smelling the water which was from a puddle in a cows’ field! Then we were given a sample of water from a river in the countryside and a river in a town. Using chemicals, we tested the water to see how much oxygen was in each. We were surprised that the sample from the river in a town had more oxygen.

After lunch, we went on a tour of the poo factory. We saw the cycle it goes through once it arrives at the sewage works from our pipes, all the way to when it is clean enough to be let back into the sea! Although it did not smell very nice, it was very interesting!

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Attendance Award Party

On Wednesday, we celebrated winning the Attendance Award by having a pyjama party and disco. Thank you for the delicious food you sent in! We spent our party time playing musical statues, eating and having fun!

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Passover

This term in RE, we are learning to understand how celebrating Passover and keeping Kashrut (food laws) helps Jews show God they value their special relationship with him. To help the children understand these laws, we held a Passover meal in the classroom. First, the children learnt why each food is eaten. Next we followed a script which allowed us to hear the story of the Passover while we ate the different foods. The children enjoyed hearing about the ten plagues and some of the food. Each food represents a different part of the Passover story: 

  • Beitzah – hardboiled egg symbolises the festival offerings brought to the Holy Temple.
  • Zeroa – shank bone symbolises the lamb sacrificed at the Holy Temple in ancient times.
  • Charoset – mix of apple, nuts, spices and wine symbolises bricks and mortar to show the hard work of a slave (we ate a child friendly, nut free version)
  • Chazeret – bitter vegetable (celery or lettuce) symbolises the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.
  • Karpas – vegetable such as parsley, onion or potato is dipped in salt water and symbolises tears.

 

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Merry Christmas

We would like to say a huge thank you for all your cards and presents. It is very much appreciated. We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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RNLI Visit

Yesterday we visited the RNLI station in Burnham, where the children had a fantastic time finding out about the RNLI and the fantastic job they do. They also had the chance to try on the protective clothing the crew wear and practice throwing the ropes that the crew throw to the people they are rescuing! The children asked some really interesting questions and behaved beautifully. Today we have had this lovely feedback from one of the crew members who worked with the children:

“Poplar class were the most polite and well behaved children that we have had ever had since I joined 2 years ago! I was really impressed with the level of interest the children showed and the quality of questions that they asked myself and Marc. The children were also very polite and listened well.
The girls were incredibly good at throwing the weighted bag (better than some of the RNLI Crew!) and I was very amused by the good sportsmanship shown when the girls beat the boys at this game!”
Poplar Class should be very proud of themselves!
Many of the children expressed an interest in joining the RNLI when they are older. They can join online as a Youth member where they will receive activity packs and be invited to events. If you are interested in this for your child, you can find out more information at http://shorething.rnli.org/Pages/default.aspx
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Egyptian Museum

Thank you very much for all the hard work that has been put into this project and for taking the time to visit the museum. It was lovely for the children to hear the great feedback you were giving about their objects. This morning, the rest of the school have also been given the chance to see the children’s fantastic efforts. We are all really proud of the children. DSCN4957 DSCN4958 DSCN4959 DSCN4960 DSCN4961 DSCN4962 DSCN4963 DSCN4964 DSCN4965 DSCN4966 DSCN4967 DSCN4968 DSCN4969 DSCN4970 DSCN4971 DSCN4972 DSCN4973 DSCN4974 DSCN4975 DSCN4976 DSCN4977 DSCN4978 DSCN4979 DSCN4980 DSCN4981 DSCN4982 DSCN4983 DSCN4984 DSCN4985 DSCN4986 DSCN4987

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Pyramid Building

This afternoon, as part of topic, we have built Step pyramids out of Lego. The Step Pyramid is considered the first ever pyramid and was built for Pharoh Zoser. The children really enjoyed the challenge of making sure it had 6 layers!DSCN4949 DSCN4950 DSCN4951 DSCN4952 DSCN4953 DSCN4954 DSCN4955 DSCN4956

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Firework Art

On Monday we spent the afternoon thinking about fireworks and Bonfire night. We began by reading information about Guy Fawkes, before thinking about the colours of fireworks. We talked about fireworks we had seen over the weekend. We then created some fantastic art from it!

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WELCOME TO POPLAR CLASS PAGE

Please click here for our curriculum letter for this term. 

Welcome to our  web page. We hope you enjoy discovering new facts and testing your skills and knowledge on some of the recommended sites and interactive games (please check with your parents before going on line or clicking any links).

Topic

 

 

Our autumn topic is ancient Egypt.  To find out more about the ancient Egyptians try these websites. Click on the picture below.

 

Click here to try a fun game

 

Your local library will have a wide range of books on this subject. Why not pop along and borrow some – it’s free! They also provide internet access.

English

 

We will be focusing on our presentation, spellings and reading.

 

If you would like to find books on your AR level,  please use the following website. please click on the picture below.

 

Science

To find out more about our current science topic of states of matter, use and interact with the following websites:

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

 

It is essential that you know your times tables and number bonds. Use these games to help you improve your instant recall:

 

For number bonds please click here.

For the Funky Mummy game click here.

For the game hit the button click here.

For a game on learning your timetables please click here.

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WELCOME TO ROWAN CLASS PAGE

Please click here for our curriculum letter for this term. 

Welcome to our  web page. We hope you enjoy discovering new facts and testing your skills and knowledge on some of the recommended sites and interactive games (please check with your parents before going on line or clicking any links).

Topic

Our autumn topic is ancient Egypt.  To find out more about the ancient Egyptians try these websites. Click on the picture below.

Click here to try a fun game

 

Your local library will have a wide range of books on this subject. Why not pop along and borrow some – it’s free! They also provide internet access.

English

 

We will be focusing on our presentation, spellings and reading. 

 

If you would like to find books on your AR level,  please use the following website. please click on the picture below.

Science

 

To find out more about our current science topic of states of matter, use and interact with the following websites:

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

 

It is essential that you know your times tables and number bonds. Use these games to help you improve your instant recall:

 

For number bonds please click here.

For the Funky Mummy game click here.

For the game hit the button click here.

For a game on learning your timetables please click here.

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