Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf

Our new Power of Reading book is, Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf. This is a powerful creation myth, where three young child, tired of waiting for the Gods to finish the gaps in the world, try to finish it for them. The children have predicted that it won’t end well!
In the book the children used natural products to make animals which their imagination brings to life. We have also made animals using natural products and have described them using powerful phrases, wow words and adjectives. Pop by the classroom to see them when you have chance!

Hard at work

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Thinking about what to make

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Making our animal

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Which animal will I make?

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Making pictures from natural products

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The results

After a week of patiently waiting the children got their results from the teeth experiment. The drink worse for teeth was cola, it eroded the egg shell the most and made it a horrible brown colour. The drink best for teeth was unsurprisingly water, after a week in water the egg shell was exactly the same. The children learnt lots and justified their findings! Be sure to ask them all about it at home! Super science everyone 🙂

Look at the difference between blackcurrent juice and water! Shocking!

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Some thought provoking results

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Who is ready to explain what happened?

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The results….. Which drink is the worst for your teeth?

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Science fun :)

The children in Dove Class had super Science fun this week. We carried out an experiment into the effects of fizzy and other drinks on our teeth. We made predictions and backed them up with our scientific knowledge. Most people thought that cola would be the worse drink for our teeth as it is coloured and has lots of sugar. We will collect our results on Monday!

Watching the reactions of different drinks

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Making and justifying our predictions

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Cool science

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Happy New Year!

It’s been lovely to see everyone back safe and sound from the Christmas holidays, albeit one with a broken arm! 😉

The children have treated us to tales of their adventures which ranged from scuba diving to the bottom of the Red Sea to exploring the wildlife in Paris’ famous zoo.

Showing a favorite fact book to our friends

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Presenting our holiday slide show to the rest of the class

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The children have been completing the last piece of work from their habitats IPC unit (building a bird house) whilst starting their new unit all about the human body so it’s been a very busy, but fun, start to the new term!
A few general reminders.
Our P.E days are on Wednesday and Friday. Children should bring a full change of clothes on these days.
Our library day is on a Friday, your child should bring their library books on this day. We are now using a new library scanner system to check the books in and out. If you are returning books to the library yourself, please make sure you use the scanner to check them in and out.
As part of their Home Activities, the children should be reading to an adult at home each night, please make sure you sign their reading record to show they have done this. Your child should bring their reading book and signed reading record to school each day.
As always, if you have any questions, please come to see me.
Best wishes for the New Year!
Karen Hagenaars

Dips Mathletics challenge 2015

Dear Parents on Friday 30th January the children from Year 1 to MYP 1 will be taking part in the annual Dips Mathletics challenge. Each age group will be given a time slot of 30mins where they will be playing against other children of the same age all over The Netherlands. Dips (Dutch International Primary Schools) from Den Haag, Eindhoven, Delft, Rotterdam and Amsterdam amongst others will be competing.
Each point your child gains in their ‘live Mathletics’ games during the 30 minutes will count towards their total. Trophies and certificates will be awarded for highest scoring children, classes and schools.
In order to give your child the best chance in the competition please let the practice little and often on the ‘live Mathletics’ section of Mathletics. Please ask if you need any further explanation.
Best Wishes
Karen Hagenaars