Newsletter and Homework

Here is the newsletter for this term, along with a list of homework ideas for our topic - Cold-Blooded Encounters. You should do at least 2 of the homework tasks, including the first one and at least one other. Maybe you could think of your own idea?
We look forward to seeing what you have found out about these fascinating creatures, and sharing your work with the class.

Cold-Blooded Encounters

We have had a great time today, getting up close with some amazing cold-blooded creatures! We had a visit from Andy at 'Cold Blooded Encounters' who brought in a range of interesting animals to show us. The children listened very well and learned some fascinating facts, before asking great questions. We found out all about the animals, where they live, what they eat and how they catch their prey, before having a go at handling them!

Let's make some noise!

In Science this term we are learning about Sound and how we hear. The children have enjoyed being scientists and developing their own questions and investigations. We have learned that sound can be heard from all directions, and that louder sounds can be heard from further away. Some of the children suggested that having larger ears would help you to hear better, so we tested the idea. After making our own 'big ears' we wore them to listen to sounds of differing volumes.

Bringing the beat to life!

The topic was really brought to life for the children this week with the arrival of a special guest. Complete with cornet and stage uniform, Mr Smith answered the children's questions such as "How many different countries have you played in?" (we lost count at 13) and "What sort of competitions have you won?" (British Open Championship, UK National Championship and European Championship). We were lucky enough to hear Mr Smith play and he even let us have a go!

Beat Band Boogie

The BFG's have lost no time getting immersed in this half term's topic! We have designed and made our own percussion instruments. The children thought carefully about the filling of their instrument so that they had a high or low pitched shaker. Our instruments very much have a "carnival theme" and this is best represented with the bright colours the children chose to use. What do you think?

Getting To Know Each Other!

The first few days for the new BFG's was all about getting to know each other. We started the year off playing a team game with a difference - I'm sure you all heard about our marshmallow and spaghetti afternoon! I was amazed as I observed the children dive "head first" into this challenge, calling upon all the communication, listening, problem solving, stickability and perseverance skills they possess! Every team was successful and the room was filled with bright ideas, giggling and the occasional "Oh NO!"