As part of PSHE, Class 2 are learning about How to keep Healthy. Today the children enjoyed a visit and talk from one of our mum’s who is a nurse at Taunton, working on the childrens day surgery.
The children learnt about the different major organs, what they do and how we keep them healthy. They listened carefully and wrote up lots afterwards.
The children looked at the folders used in hospital to welcome children and prepare them for a stay in hospital. Elmer is used to show children what to expect and where the ‘magic’ cream is used and to see a cannula.. The most exciting part was listening to their heartbeat through the stethoscope which all children had a turn at.
Thank you, thank you and thank you again! I have been part of Little Owls for many, many years and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the years. I would particularly like to thank Kath who has been my right hand woman for all the years, Cassie who has grown up with me and Anya who fitted right in from day one and has shared our sense of humour and fun loving attitude. Thank you to all the parents who have generously given towards my leaving gifts, very thoughtful of you all. I am going to miss Little Owls more than I can say but new horizons are heading my way and I am looking forward to the challenge.
Our first day in London has left us all weary but very content after a fantastic day’s exploring. In the glorious, but very intense heat of the sun, we had lunch in the princess Diana memorial garden before travelling on our luxury coach to rub shoulders with the members of parliament.
Unfortunately, the queen had been and gone before our arrival but the grandeur of her visit was still clearly visible. We toured the houses of parliament with a sneaky peak into the house of Lords, where the queen had recently sat.
We met with Mr Heaton Jones, our local mp, before hitting the scorching streets again taking in some familiar and famous sights.
The river Thames cruise allowed us to take in all the well known landmarks, however, an ice cream break was deamed to be an even more exciting experience!
A slow trundle through the London streets, packed full of police and demonstrators, allowed us to drive around Buckingham palace before a well deserved pizza stop.
A very sleepy troop arrived at the hotel just before 10pm, weary, sweaty, but full of enthusiasm for tomorrow.
The bright lights and bustling streets of the big smoke await us as we speed through the countryside on our way to the capital. Everybody is in high spirits and very excited about the adventure that awaits us.
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This morning, Middle Class set off for Exmoor alongside KS2 from East Anstey. We were lucky enough to be visiting Haddon Hill to further our Topic work on the Stone Age. As soon as we got there, we set off on a hike to stretch our legs. There were lots of Exmoor ponies around and we were lucky enough to see some of the new foals!
Once we had reached the top of the hill, our guide Sophie told us all about the local area and what it would have been like during the Stone Age. We thought about how settlements might communicate with each other across long distances and tested some of our previous knowledge on our Topic.
After hiking back down the hill and an early lunch, we were ready for our afternoon activities. First, we made our way to a woodland area to build Stone Age shelters. Children were allowed to use any natural materials that they could find to make a shelter big enough for their whole group to fit inside. Each group worked well together to decide on a design, find the materials that they needed and then build their shelters.
Once we had built and tested our shelters, it was then our turn to make some clay pots and sculptures. Our guide Willow explained to us how people would have made clay during the Stone Age and we thought about what they might have used clay pots for. We worked hard to create our clay pots and sculptures, using natural materials around us to make patterns and even to add to our pots.
We then started the journey home, transporting our clay pots safely until they dried. It was an excellent day with beautiful weather, great activities and fantastically behaved children as usual!
The strategy for this month looks at putting gadgets down and talking with your child. Please take a look at the board as you come in.