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November 2015

30th November 2015

 

Science – Digestion

 

Moving on from last terms topic, states of matter, we are exploring (with gusto!) how our bodies digest food.  So far we have examined the key organs involved in digestion and their functions.

 

We have come across lots of scientific ‘wow’ words and it’s brilliant to see the children using scientific vocabulary and participating in class discussions. 

 

A resource, which proved to be quite popular in class, can be found below...

http://kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf

 

D.T- Money Containers

This terms topic has seen the children investigate features which make up an efficient money container, write a specification and create detailed designs. The children are in the process of evaluating their initial ideas and completing their final design and flow diagram work. We look forward to making soon!

 

 

English- Imaginary worlds

A very exciting topic, we have been building our writing skills in preparation for our own imaginary world story.

The children have been very enthused by this topic (with a little help from our brilliant Privet Drive display!) and so far we have created character profiles, looked at paragraphing, fronted adverbials, ‘wow’ vocabulary and how to structure a story using a story mountain.  It’s definitely been out of this world, and well done to all the children for participating with such enthusiasm.

 

 

The gift of giving

As a class we have decided to donate part of the funds Mrs Morgan and I would spend on token gifts for the class, to an Oxfam Project.

We all had the opportunity to share our thoughts about the idea during a class meeting and we’ve decided upon our top projects:

  • Feed a family

  • Purchase chickens

  • Fund a health check

  • Help provide safe water for 10 people

  • Purchase mosquito nets

  • Support life long learning

  • Purchase honeybees.

     

A ballot box will be appearing very soon in the classroom along with more information about the each of the projects.  Details of all the projects can be found at...

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped/?intcmp=HPWWLWP_grid_xmasunwrapped

 

It’s really wonderful to see the children opting to support a charitable initiative and our class meeting led to some well-thought and reflective discussion.


 

As we near the end of the half term Mrs Morgan and I would like to thank the adults at home for their continued support with daily reading and homework. It really does make a difference in the classroom and thank you Sycamore class for working so hard to uphold the Sycamore 5R’s.

 

Here’s to a fun filled last few weeks!

 

Miss Ibrahim and Mrs Morgan.