It's Half Term!

It's been a great half term. we have sorted ourselves into Bubbles, changed how we arrive and leave school, spent what feels like hours washing our hands, and made lunchtime into two sittings, one for each Bubble. Despite all these adjustments, we've had some wonderful learning experiences along the way.

As part of our science work, Year 1 and 2 have been learning about animals and finding out which are carnivores, which are omnivores and which are herbivores. On Friday, we talked about how scientists study animal droppings to find out what animals eat. We then investigated some pretend poo and decided whether we thought it had come from a carnivore, omnivore or herbivore. We had lots of fun!

We have also had a fundraising day to help raise funds and awareness of mental health for children: Hello Yellow. Class 3 went outside and explored the colours of Autumn, as well as practising their photographic skills. The Infants had a photo booth.

Class 3 went down to the river and explored the impact of human life on the river. They looked for pollution, and found some plastic left over from the floods in November.

Class 4 have been exploring medieval ointments suing natural materials. Using olive oil infused with lemon balm and mint, with added beeswax, the children created a soothing ointment to rub into any 'plague sores' they may happen to come across. Having tried hard to light the fire with a flint a steel, we ended up 'cheating' in order to get the kindling to catch. whilst the oils was infusing with the lemon balm, we of course had to toast some marshmallows in order to keep us going!

Having also made lavender bags, carried by many plague doctors, we were taught how to make origami rats by our newest teacher - Mr Sonny Field.

We have lots more exciting topics coming up next half term. In the meantime, we hope that everyone has a relaxing week, and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 3rd November.

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