Diwali crafts

The children in Year 3 and 4 have just started their new IPC topic, Bright Sparks! 

For their entry point they have been thinking about Diwali, the festival of light, and the traditions surrounding this celebration. 

For their entry point, the children have had a go at designing their own rangoli patterns and making lanterns.

It was a creative, sticky start to the half term but it has set us up for another great IPC unit of work in which the children will be considering electricity, it's uses and dangers.









 

Visit to Hartlepool Mosque

On Thursday, the children were warmly welcomed to Hartlepool Mosque. Mr Atkinson explained to them about some aspects of Islam which we have been finding out about in class. This included about Muhammad's life and why he is important to Muslims, about the Qur'an and the Five Pillars of Islam. The children heard a call to prayer in Arabic. Then, the children were taken on a tour of the Mosque. Finally, we were treated to juice and biscuits. The children behaved beautifully and really showed their excellent manners and respectful attitudes.











First Aid Training

Children in Years 3 and 4 took part in a hands-on first aid training course this week. Mr Palmer explained to the children how to deal with minor injuries like cuts, burns and feinting. The children then practised bandaging each other's arms, had a go at putting a partner in the recovery position and even got to try out some CPR.
A huge thank you to Mr Palmer for delivering the session.













Tasty Technology Task

The children in Year 3 and 4 have completed their technology task in IPC this afternoon by making some lovely healthy salad pots.

We have talked about the importance of healthy diets and the idea of tasting a rainbow when choosing foods.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed creating their own rainbow of salad.  We even had some salad cocktails - a tasty twist on a traditional Friday favourite!









Teeth

Over the last few weeks, the Year 3 and 4 children have enjoyed investigating how effectively they clean their teeth. 

In their IPC lessons, as part of their 'How Humans Work' unit, the children have been learning about the different types of teeth, the main job for each type of tooth and how animal teeth differ to human teeth.  They have considered the importance of oral health and the importance of visiting the dentist regularly.  They have also considered the importance of effective brushing to ensure they avoid cavities.

The children have had great fun using disclosing tablets to highlight the key areas that are more susceptible to decay.  The purple tablets show a pink area if the teeth have not been cleaned properly and areas which may contain plaque.

As you can see from our photographs, the children found this a very enjoyable investigation whilst learning some very important information about their own teeth along the way! 











Phonics Information

I have uploaded the presentation that I used in my parents workshop onto the learning information page.  Phonics is a key skill for developing good reading and writing across all areas of the curriculum. 

Please do not hesitate to see me if you have any questions.

Many thanks

Mrs Kennedy

IPC Exhibition

This morning we held an IPC exhibition to showcase some of the children's learning from the first few weeks of term.  All of the children from Year 1 to Year 6 have been studying a unit linked to the human body and therefore this was an ideal opportunity to come together with our parents.

I was really impressed with how enthusiastic and informative our children were - well done to you all.


Mrs Kennedy