On Monday we started to think about an investigation about our heart rate.First we sat on the carpet and counted our hear rate for a minute and thirty seconds.We answered some questions about what are investigation was going to be about.Some groups were going to test exercise and some people tested height and weight.
By Harry Jordan and Matthew Cowling
On Monday 13th of November, Juniper class drew a diagram of a detailed human body. We started by drawing our initial ideas onto large pieces of paper. We went on a website and labelled different body parts. We also named five things that were good for your body. We listed important features of the torso. We were all very intrigued. These were our first ideas.
The first week back after the half term break and we have been working incredibly hard, particularly with our Mathematics and English. As their teacher, I have felt very proud of the achievements in both these areas, but also with the fantastic attitude the children have been showing. In our science work we have been conducting an experiment that has involved watching bananas slowly decay – very interesting, and not a little smelly! To end the week we looked in detail at the insides of a variety of fruit and vegetables. We focused on the many lines and reproduced them using felt-tip pens. Attached are some of the super results. Well done Juniper!
Art is a wonderful subject for allowing us to express ourselves and grow in confidence. Linking with our work in science, we have been looking at the flora and fauna that all too often we might miss in our busy daily lives. The biggest tip has been to look ninety per cent and draw ten per cent , never assuming that we know what we are drawing from memory. With careful observation the children have produced some impressive results.
Out residential visit has been one of the major highlights of our first term together – a real experience on so many levels. From climbing and abseiling to aeroball and tunnelling the whole weekend was non-stop action. Juniper Class were so impressive in their attitude and willingness to step out of their comfort zone. They made new friends, and helped and supported each other from Friday until Monday. It always gives me great heart to see them working together in such a positive manner. In the main the weather was kind to us and allowed us to participate in relative comfort, apart from those pesky harnesses! The air at Osmington was filled with laughter, constant cries of encouragement and yelps and squeals of delight as individuals conquered new challenges. Well done Juniper Class!
The splendours of autumn were really on show today as we walked around Harnham Slope, using our senses to help appreciate just how lucky we are to be in such a beautiful area. The colours are changing as summer slips away and makes way for the new season. We stopped frequently on our walk just to savour the view, or to listen to the birds – to marvel at nature’s miracles that were all around us. We collected many examples of nature and plan to use them in our science and literacy work. The subsequent poem was written by the class, based in style upon the work of Ted Hughes.
We have been getting to know each other in these first few days, and this week, as part of our learning in PSHE, we found out all the amazing things that our classmates think about us. They wrote down on post-it-notes stuck to our backs all the positive things they believed to be true about us. When we looked at their comments we were so pleased at the characteristics that they had noticed. We then created some beautiful hearts that displayed all these fine qualities. They are on show in our Juniper Cloakroom.
Today we learned a lot about our world and how different countries work together to improve trade and relations. The class were divided into seven different world areas and each part of the world had a product to make. One of the main things we learned is that the world we live in isn’t fair. The inequalities concern money. People are paid very different wages and some have to work really hard for very little financial reward. It was amazing what we could achieve when we worked together and helped each other out. Resources mean money and we also learned how important it is to look after those resources and also how we must take care of our planet if it is to survive. It was a really good social experience as well, helping us work together as one effective team.