Keeping Safe Online
Keeping ourselves safe online is so important, especially now when so much is having to be done via the internet. We had a great afternoon with Lincolnshire Stay Safe Officer, Neil Bontoft, via TEAMS where we talked about the things we like to do online and how to ensure we keep ourselves safe. I was impressed with how much the children knew, such as it is very important our passwords are strong and not easily guessed and that we are careful with what we share. Neil reminded us that some popular online games are for people much older, as are most social media sites such as TikTok and WhatsApp.
The children had lots of ideas for what to do if they come across anything online that worries or upsets them and they were all encouraged to speak to a trusted adult whether that was someone at home, school or via Childline.
We had to celebrate Christmas a little differently this year, but we still had lots of fun! The class were very excited to continue the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree in the hall and proudly posed for photos! They were so excited to spot Santa in the school grounds and then speak to him via a Teams call during the last week of term! They also had great fun taking part in the Santa Dash, running and dancing round the playground to some great Christmas music. The last day of course, meant it was party time! After eating and playing games in our classroom, the whole school was able to take part in a special Christmas quiz that was devised and hosted by our class via Zoom! The joint winners were Elk and Barasingha with a magnificent 29/30!
Welcome To The Circus!
We have had great fun learning how to code using 2code on Purple Mash this term. You can see a fabulous video and how it was programed below.
This term we have also enjoyed exploring light in our science work. The children have enjoyed reflecting and refractining light and created their own periscopes placing the mirrors carefully inside so that we were able to see out of the top. We also learnt about the colour spectrum that Isaac Newton explored many years ago and made Newton wheels where, by spinning the colours together, they merged back to white.
Twelve children from the class have volunteered to be Playground Leaders this year. They completed their training with Jack from Inspire+ who taught them some safe, socially distanced games that proved to be great fun! They can't wait to share them on the playground!
The Ancient Greeks
What a fantastic start to the year Taruca have had! We have loved learning about the Ancient Greeks and created some wonderful clay pots whilst learning about the different time periods during the era of the Greeks.
We started this learning journey by using cake and chocolate to represent the different time periods. Focusing on a different time period each session we worked our way from the Bronze Age, where they used simple shapes in their designs, to the Hellenistic period, where 3D relief work was a key feature. The children used the designs and ideas they had seen from the different eras to create their own clay pot.