On Monday we designed a healthy lunchbox for Mr Grinling, the Light house Keeper, as we did not think his diet was very healthy!
This morning we made some lovely fruit kebabs to share with our parents when they visit us this afternoon to make our lighthouse models.
We talked about the importance of good food hygiene. We washed our hand in hot soapy water to kill any germs on our hands and then used special hand gel just to make sure.
We prepared and washed out fruit and then put it onto wooden skewers. We used pineapple, strawberries, grapes and melon. Some of us had never tested fresh pineapple before and thought it was lovely – better than the stuff in the can.
Flat Stanley has been very quiet lately. It seems that he has been eating lots of sweeties from Mrs Stewart’s cupboard and not looking after his teeth very well! He has had a bit of toothache.
Luckily one of our Superstars was able to take him to the dentist.
Stanley was a bit reluctant to open his mouth at first but eventually the Dentist was able to have a good look. He didn’t need any fillings this time but the Dentist had to scrape away some of the plaque and said that he will neeed to try much harder at brushing and flossing in the future.
Now that the Supertstars know all about teeth they will be able to give him some good advice about looking after his teeth properly.
Our allotment is making progress. The students from Angus College came to rotivate the soil and the boys in Mrs Finlayson’s class have tidied away some of the rubbish.
We are hoping that some of the children in our class can go over in the coming weeks and help spread some compost on top.
We are planning to grow some potatoes to start off with. Mrs Finlayson came through to tell us about “chitting” potatoes. Chitting is the process of placing seed potatoes in a cool, light place to encourage strong sturdy shoots to grow before they are planted in the ground. We have placed some potatoes upright in an egg box in our classroom to “chit” them. We have two varieties called Maris Bard and Duke of York. We are hoping that these will be ready to harvest before the summer holidays.
Today we tried making our own toothpaste as part of our teeth topic. We used glycerine (to bind it together), bicarbonate of soda (fights off bacteria), salt (acts as an abrasive) and peppermint food colouring.
Mrs Stewart made a little tester but it was too salty. We reduced the amount of salt we used when we made our own and added more peppermint. We then tested it with our new toothbrushes. However, we all agreed it was MINGING (we have been talking about Scottish words this week!). We will be sticking to our usual toothpaste in future!
This term we will be learning all about teeth. Today we learned about some of the different types of teeth we have and the different jobs that they are designed to do. We looked at this website from the BBC. Have a look for yourself![kml_flashembed movie="http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/flash/teeth_eating.swf" width="400" height="400" allowfullscreen="true" /]
We used our set of “big” teeth to look at incisors, canines and molars more closely.
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