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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 1

Our topic this term is entitled 'Healthy Living'.

What does it mean to be healthy and is it really that important? In this topic we learn all about health finding out all the ways we can look after our bodies; from brushing our teeth like a dentist, to interviewing a real life nurse and even becoming a MasterChef and preparing a healthy meal for our families. We will consider a whole body approach to healthy living. But has being healthy always been this easy? Florence Nightingale and Mary-Jane Seacole might disagree, as we travel back in time and think about what hospitals and health looked like before the rise of the modern day nursing heroes. As spectacular Scientists we find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival and look at the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. As hard-working Historians we will compare the lives of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale and think about how they have contributed to society and exploring the idea of legacy. In DT, children will explore cooking and nutrition, designing their own healthy meal and beginning to consider where food comes from and the impact of this.  

 

This week Green class have been very busy!  We have been learning to tell the time to o’clock and half past and have been thinking how long a minute is.

We are very lucky to have a new teaching clock in our class and we love using it during the day to tell the time and find out how long it is until lunch time!

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We have also started a new book called ‘Dr Dog’, we think it is very funny. Ask the children to tell you about Grandad Gumboyle!

Have a look at some of our character descriptions from this week.

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Telling the time

This week we have been planning and making our own healthy meal. Have a look at what we have been up too.

First, we tasted the ingredients to see what we liked. Then we planned our meals and finally we made it.

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Healthy Meals

We had lots of fun!

As part of our healthy living topic we have been learning how to look after ourselves. We used glitter as germs and washed our hands. We saw how quickly the glitter spread and started to understand how germs travel.

 

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In maths we have been thinking about what we can do in one minute. We found some things quite tricky and was surprised how short a minute is!

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In English this week we have been describing settings. Ask the children to tell you some of the fabulous vocabulary they used to describe the jungle. I was very impressed!

 

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fabulous vocabulary

We have also been ordering numbers from smallest to biggest. We have had a busy few weeks!

smallest to biggest

smallest to biggest