Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Week 3

On such a beautiful morning, we took our maths learning outside! We have been comparing two sets of numbers using inequality symbols. We have been encouraging the children to use mathematical language such as greater than, less than and equal to, when comparing.

In PSHE we have been looking at the effects exercise has on our body. This afternoon we counted our pulse for a 15 second period and recorded it, then we did some gentle exercise and repeated the count. We then ran around the field as fast as we could and did a final pulse count. The children were able to notice the increase in their heart rate. We completed some 'mindfulness breathing' to help our heart rates return to normal.

We had a wonderful visit to Carymoor Environmental Centre. This was the children's first school trip on a coach. They made us so proud with their amazing behaviour. They all took part in lots of activities from reusing newspaper to make a cress tube, a game where they matched recycling picture and a team game to race to sort the recycling. The children enjoyed a low waste picnic lunch in the shade and a run around in the grounds. In the afternoon we had a tour of the centre and saw how compost was made. stood on the landfill site and got to feel some snakes skins. Such tired children but I am sure they have taken home lots of information about how we can recycle more.

In maths this week we have been focusing on number and place value. The children ordered numbers from smallest to biggest and then biggest to smallest. Miss Evans took a group out to draw a number line with chalk and then the children ordered their numbers along the line. Great number recognition.

For Quest this week we have been learning about toys old and new. This fits in with our topic of Recycling and our Community. We thought about how we can pass toys on and take toys we grow out of to the charity shop. The children sorted a bag of toys into old and new. - giving reasons as to why they made those choices. It was lovely to see lots of toys being brought in from home - what a lovely collection of old bears!