As it was Anti bullying week this week we have been reading a story called the Angel of Nitshill Road, which is all about bullying. We discussed the book and the characters and how the bullying affected them. We then wrote a letter to the 'Angel' in the book to say thank you for all the help that she gave the other children when she stood up to the bully, Barry Hunter.
As part of our work on the digestive system we looked at the journey that food takes when we eat it.
We used folks and knives to act as teeth and mix up our food. We added water as saliva to help this process. Next we used a funnel as our oesophagus and pushed the food down it in to a freezer bag which was representing our stomach. After that we used tights as our small intestines and all the goodness from the food seeped out. (This part was really messy!) Then we needed to use a paper towel as the large intestine to absorb all the liquid, leaving us with a lumpy, brown blob of waste. Lastly we put our 'poo' into a big bag with a small hole in and pushed it out just like our rectum would.
And there you have it! POO!
This week we used a Green Screen app on the ipads to show digestive system. We then stuck the photo in our books, labelled the body parts and watched a video about each organs job.
This week we have enjoyed writing firework haiku poems. We also did home safety posters and watched The Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime.
This week in our topic work we learnt about mummification and then we had a go at creating our own mummies. We used a plastic bowling pin as our body and then took out its organs, which were actually grapes, mushrooms, jam, tomatoes and strawberry laces. After stuffing it with salt and grass we covered it in oil and wrapped it up in toilet paper. To finish we drew a death mask and amulets to put on our mummy for its journey into the afterlife.
This week we have been learning about Moses and the Burning bush. We used this story to create a piece of art work. In topic we looked at the Ancient Egyptian Gods and created our own Top Trumps cards. We also had our Prayer friend mass and ran 1km around the field for National Fitness day.
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