We have been learning about people who help us in Green Class. We have done lots of exciting activities to help us explore our topic, here are some of our photos:
We investigated which shape bandage would be best to use if we had a broken arm and we were paramedics.
We sent our emergency service BeeBot robots to the right incidents on the map by programming them
We pretended to be police officers and made our own warrant cards
We created our own emergency vehicles using paint for our display board
We are all in the police force!
After we learnt about how to call 999 in an emergency, we had a visit from the fire service on Monday. We learnt how to stop, drop and roll if our clothes were on fire, and we were very proud to show off our new knowledge that we had learnt in class.
We could try on a fire helmet!
Then on Wednesday we had a visit from PCSO Ben who came in his police car. He showed us what uniform police officers wear and we were able to ask him questions about the radio and whether he had a police dog. The best bit was seeing the police car!
This is what we woke up to this morning at Calvert Trust.
This week in Green Class we have been reading “006 and a Bit” by Kes Gray, all about a girl called Daisy who decides she wants to become a spy! To explore the story, we dressed up as spies, wrote secret messages to each other and discovered that we could decipher codes in phonics.
Dark glasses and a newspaper – things a spy need
Cracking the codes
Who is this spy?
Trying on our spy glasses and moustaches
In Science this week we thought about how we could keep our teeth healthy. We made posters to remind ourselves to brush our teeth twice a day, we sorted foods into groups of food that is good for our teeth and food that is bad for our teeth, and then we all cleaned some giant teeth! To finish our learning we practised cleaning our own teeth using a two-minute timer – we had to brush them for a long time!
Cleaning our teeth
Following our instructions
For the Christmas Performance Pink Class had been given the task of creating the Three Kings using art. Here are some photos of the students creating works of art both visually and through different textures.
Some of us explored different textures.
Some of us painted.
And others did some cutting and sticking.
The finished articles.
Students really wanted to make Pizza last term and we decided to make them for our Winter Warmer (Social with the rest of the Key Stage).This is held in the round house in the Rural Skills Area and is becoming a termly event.
We had done a range of tasks to choose what toppings we wanted to have on our pizzas. This included pineapple, mushrooms, peppers, ham, sweetcorn and chilli.
After students had chopped up and prepared their toppings they then had to assemble their pizzas. This meant spreading tomato puree and spreading cheese. Then they could add toppings of their choice. Making some extra ones for their Key Stage friends.
During Multi Faith Week our Religion to learn about was Judaism.
We explored religious items such as the Menorah, Kippah and Hebrew.
We joined the rest of Key Stage 3 for our Sukkot and share our Matzos and hummus.
Multi-faith week – Buddhism
Gold class celebrated Bodhi Day. Bodhi Day is an important day in the Buddhist calendar. It is a celebration of when Siddhartha Gautauma (Shakyamuni), who later became Buddha, experienced enlightenment while sitting under a Bodhi tree.
We made a Bodhi tree with heart shaped leaves and cookies in the shape of the leaves. We all listened to Buddhist music and chanting and shared vegetarian foods to celebrate Bodhi Day.
Autumn term topic is “What if” I worked on a ………….
Some of the Gold class students have experienced working on a farm and in the school allotment.
They have carried out a variety of jobs and worked with different animals.