Tag Archives: Health & Wellbeing

Walk and Wheel Challenge

For the next 2 weeks, the JRSOs are encouraging the whole school to keep active as part of a nationwide challenge called Walk and Wheel.

Not many of us can walk or cycle to school every day, so each class has been invited to try doing some sort of physical activity for about 20-30 minutes.

Today we spent part of the afternoon playing dodgeball with the P6/7s.  It was great fun!

 

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World Down Syndrome Day

Today we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day by wearing odd socks!

Down syndrome occurs when an individual has an extra partial (or whole) copy of chromosome 21. It is not yet known why this syndrome occurs, but Down syndrome has always been a part of the human condition.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) , 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome,

 

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Our Day…

Today we have been looking at our digestive system.  We worked in small groups to demonstrate what is happening inside our bodies when we eat food.  We used everyday items to represent different things inside our bodies.

First we “ate” some food (crackers and bananas) and it travelled to our stomachs (plastic bag).

Then we added saliva (water) and stomach acid (orange juice) to help break down the food in the stomach.

Next our stomach muscles got to work and squeezed all of

the food until it was a gloopy mixture.

 

I wonder if everyone liked this part…?

Then the food was transported to the small intestine (tights) where it was again pushed and squeezed by many muscles.  This allowed all of the useful nutrients to be squeezed out for the body to use, leaving behind what our body doesn’t need.

After that, whatever was left over was sent to the large intestine (cup) and left the body as poo!  This was the part that many found too disgusting to watch!!

Poor Peter just couldn’t look!

We began our new novel today The Nowehere Emporium.  Don’t worry if you are not in school right now, you can catch up with the story on Teams!  Mrs Smith will post more information on this soon.

After playtime we did some Maths, focusing on different aspects of multiplication.   Keep practising at home too everyone!

In the afternoon we spent time in our research groups to begin our posters.  Each group has chosen an aspect of Human Body that they would like to find out about.  Everyone worked so well in their groups, making sure all members had a job to do and felt included.

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Class Charter

Over a few weeks, we have been working on our class charter.  First, we talked about the work of the United Nations which then led us to look at the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  There are many “Articles” in the convention but we focused on the main ones that we felt were important in our class.  We chose those that fitted – Be Heard, Be Ourselves, Be Healthy and Be safe.  We worked in groups to say what this would look like in our class as we learn together.  We gathered everyone’s ideas and these were turned into statements that we are going to try our best to abide by in class.  🙂

There was also a discussion about what the children want their teachers to try to provide.  Mrs Henderson and I will work hard on these too and we’ll try our best not to let you down.  🌞

Please see pictures of our Class Charter below.

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Team Building Fun

As part of our Health and Wellbeing lesson this week, we went outside to try a game that needed us all to work together to make the task work!  We had to pass around the ball, without letting it touch the ground or our hands.  It also had to touch everyone’s legs, no jumping over!  After a few tries, we quickly realised that we had to alter how we sat together and how we passed it on.  Our best time was 21 seconds!  I wonder if it will ever be beaten?
P.S.   Welcome back to Scarlett!

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Dance in Class P.E.

Over the past week, we have been putting together a class dance with an African feel!  It was a beautiful day so we took our rehearsals outside and managed to run through all the steps as a class.  They’ve picked it up really quickly.  In the afternoon Fearne’s Mum, Mercyline, met us in the multi court to show us some moves that would be typical in the Sengenya dance and then she helped us add some of these movements into the group sequences that the children created.  They had some lovely, creative ideas!  We’ll record these dances tomorrow and hope to share our work at the end of term.  A big thank you to Mercyline for giving up her time for us. 😊

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Let’s go outside!

We have been thinking about what it would have been like to be evacuated in WW2.  We are going to write letters home, pretending we have been evacuated, thinking about the differences between life in a city and life in the countryside.

It was just too lovely outdoors  so we took our planning sheets out of the classroom and enjoyed working in the sunshine!

 

 

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Friday 30th April – Our Day

Our day today started with Mrs Douglas’ symmetry lesson.  The class all concentrated so well on their shapes and patterns.  Then it was out into the fresh air to tidy up to the Croft House doing our Redd Up. See the photo of our most unusual find!  Then it was reading time followed by a lesson on alliteration.   The children made up sentences about their classmates using alliteration and interesting verbs, adjectives and adverbs.  After lunch, we recapped on Health & Wellbeing work from last week, relating to naming external body parts.  Mrs Douglas made up a fun game that had everybody answering questions and using the correct names.  It was a fun and relaxed way to learn.
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Having fun together

Over the past week we have been sharing thoughts on how to stay positive and how we can help other people feel good about themselves.  On Monday, everyone decided on some positive words to paint on to a rock and chose a design to accompany it.  These will be displayed outside the school next term for all to enjoy.

We have also been finding out even more interesting facts about Space and enjoyed looking at some of the PowerPoints that were created during Online Learning.

On Tuesday we visited the frog pond in the nature garden.  It was good fun trying to find the frogs hiding in the heather.  They were very camouflaged!

On Wednesday, we had lots of fun with our literacy Escape Room challenge.  It was very active!  Each team raced to find clues hidden outside and then brought them back indoors to solve as a team. Everyone did really well to take turns and involve every team member in the game.

Just before the next rain shower came, we squeezed in an Easter egg hunt and had fun re-hiding our eggs for someone else to find!

Phew!  What a busy time and still two more days to go! Well done everyone!

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