This week our focus has all been about 'healthy me' We have been thinking about what our body needs to stay healthy. We started off by thinking about how exercise makes us feel and how it strengthens our muscles, heart and lungs and how it is so good for our brains and helps us to learn and sleep. The children joined in with a Joe Wicks workout and we talked about how it made our bodies feel.
We then went on to learn about eating a balanced diet. The children found out about the different food groups and why it is important to eat a balanced died. The children planned their own healthy eating menu and wrote a shopping list too. The children very much enjoyed being in teams to answer questions for a Healthy Eating Quiz and really impressed me with what they knew.
In Maths this week we have been learning about addition. The children explored related facts and found out that if they know 3 +7 =10, they can use this to work out 30 + 70 = 100
In English this week the children have been writing out their version of Greta and the Giants. This took two days but was worth all their effort. They proved that they know the story so well and have remembered lots of the language from the story. Lots of stars given out for this work!
On Thursday we had a visit from the school nurse. She came to talk to us about living a healthy lifestyle. She spoke about the five main things we needs to do in order to keep healthy - eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables, brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, drinking water, doing some exercise every day and getting enough sleep. She then went through some popular food and drinks to tell us how many cubes of sugar are in each, some of them were quite surprising!
On Friday we had a visit from the nutritionist Harriet Bindloss. She came to talk to Dove Class about healthy eating and healthy digestion. She explained that we need to eat a rainbow every day and set the children a challenge to see if they could do that. She also told us about the story of poo and how that links to healthy digestion. The children all listened superbly and asked some really thought provoking questions.
On Friday afternoon we had the most wonderful visit to St Mary's Church in Bruton. We met with Reverend Jonathan who showed us all the key features and symbols of Christianity within the Church. We learned that the font is placed by the door to symbol your beginning into Christian life, and that the alter slopes upwards which symbolises your journey towards heaven. We learned that the alter table symbolises the table at the last supper and that every year at Easter a new candle is lit with the year on it, which then burns for the whole year. The children thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the Church and were extremely inquisitive. We thank Reverend Jonathan for giving up his time to show us round.