For our science work for STEM week we have been looking at bees and how vital they are to us. We have been discussing and designing solutions to help our bees thrive. We have been identifying what the biggest threats to bees are and how we can help to reduce these threats. The children were really on board and proactive in their desires to create some places for our bees to rest, feed and drink.
For more information, the children can look at the friends of the earth website that we looked at in class.
Friends of the Earth-Bees
This toolkit also has some useful ideas…
A toolkit for bee helpers
Well done Osprey for creating some imaginative and original ideas for saving our bees!
What a fabulous day with some wacky costumes and lots and lots of wonderful book talk. The children have been rotating around different classrooms working on different creative tasks based around a story. There has been art work, drama and lots of lovely story telling. In Osprey, we focused on the Shel Silverstein story, ‘The Giving Tree’. We discussed the importance of giving to others and wrote our ideas down on a leaf. We decorated our leaves with fine line detail and hope to display them within school. Hopefully today has inspired the children to read more, give more and perhaps pick up a new book from the book sale. Don’ t forget your book token!
Happy reading, folks!
Enjoying this lovely, first blast of sunshine! We held our DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time outside today. We all agreed there is little more enjoyable than sitting in the sunshine with a good book….
We had a fabulous time on our visit today to ‘We the Curious’ in Bristol. Beginning with some songs on the coach to start us off and ending with some sleeping children on the coach back! We got to explore both levels of the museum; creating animations, experimenting with bubbles, loads of sensory exploration and learning about the human body.
A highlight of our trip would have to be a visit to the 3D planetarium where we were immersed in our solar system on a ‘Grand Tour’. We saw Earth from above and chose some different landscapes and ideas to explore. Cat, the astrophysicist and astronomer was informative and her presentation was really interesting and interactive.
The children learnt lots of new facts and very much enjoyed their time at the museum.
Some of our children had the opportunity to visit Bath University and develop their Tennis playing skills alongside the British Ladies Team! They enjoyed a great session and improved their technique…
Today we have been investigating the capacity of a range of different containers. We have estimated the capacity of the container and then checked for the actual capacity. Some of us guessed exactly and others were way off! It was hard to estimate with the materials that we were using as some wouldn’t fit in, some would only fit in in a line and others we vastly underestimated how many would actually fit. We were all surprised to compare the liquid in a tall, thin container to a small, squat container. The tall container seemed to have much more liquid but they were actually the same. We recorded our findings and tried to fine tune our estimations! Maybe you could explore the capacity of containers around the house?
This year we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day and learning tools and techniques to use the internet safely. We would be grateful if you could talk to your children at home about how they are using the internet responsibly and carefully. Please ensure you know what your children are doing on the internet and check that there are parental controls in place. Thanks for your support!