Monday, 6 January 2014

We are what we eat

This term out IPC topic is called 'We are what we eat'.

In literacy the children will be studying instructions and how to write a recipe as we read The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord. As we move into the plant section of our science, we will look at how information books use a glossary and how it is arranged in alphabetical order. We will also use the story set in Africa Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne as we think about healthy eating.

In Numeracy the children will continue to work with the four calculations, focusing particularly on multiplication and division. We will continue with solving problems, using fractions and working with shapes.

In Design Technology the children will be tasting and evaluating different types of bread. We will then plan to make our own bread, taste it and evaluate that too.

In the arts the children will use a variety of materials to create their own seed pictures. They will look at a range of menus and design their own. They will work on creating a still life piece, using chalks and pastels.

In Science the children will look at food groups and the effects of each food group on the body. We will look at the effects of exercise on the body and how healthy eating helps our teeth. We will also be planting some early vegetables, identifying the parts of a plant and what they need to grow healthily.

In Geography the children will discover the journey a banana makes to reach our fruit bowls.

In History the children will look at how the food we consume has changed over the recent past.In ICT the children will use PurpleMash to create our own menus. Whilst using Google Earth to locate where bananas are grown and follow the route they take to reach us.

 Important DaysWest Base has PE on Tuesday and Friday. East Base have PE on Monday and Tuesday; please make sure your child’s kit is in school on those days. 
 How you can helpWe are always happy for any of you to help out at school, whether it is in the classroom, hearing children read, or with a special event or local walks that we are planning. If any of you have any special interests that you would like to share with the children, such as gardening, we would be happy to hear from you too.  
Home LearningYou can help your child’s learning at home by talking to them about how to eat healthily.

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