Archive for November, 2011
To help us to knead (more often punch) our dough we had a little music to inspire us!
On Monday two members of the Mary’s Meals charity came to our school to launch our Christmas Backpack appeal. Here we are encouraged to make a backpack that contains several items for school and some clothes.
Most of the children who benefit from Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school. This means their children miss out on school and an education. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.
Our Year 6 challenge is to make up 20 backpacks by Christmas. (30 for a class party!)
Check out the apple video from the lesson. I think it’s funny how the sad music somehow makes you feel sorry for the poor apple! lol
In science today we have been looking at mould! After learning some facts, we looked at several pretty disgusting pictures of mould and some time lapse videos to see it growing. (Bonus bucks for anyone who can remember the facts and post them in comments?) Our task for the session was to investigate where we think mould will grow best. Armed with some spaghetti hoops, baked beans, sweetcorn, cheese, bread and tomatoes, we spread them around the school hoping to grow the best mould in the class! Here are the before pictures, keep watching and we’ll add some more as the mould grows.
A new fashion has hit the class once more! This time it’s the shoe variety. Nice look!
Today Sonia came back to see us for our final talk about recycling. This session focused on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. It started with a whole school assembly. Sonia was really enthusiastic about encouraging the school not to throw away so much rubbish. We learned some good ways that we can do this.
Back in class we continued the work by looking at how to re-use objects. (Keep watching this space as that is our weekend homework!) We finished the sessions by deciding on a list of things that our school could do so that we become more eco friendly! Top of our list was a day without using any electricity – What do you think Mrs Moreton?