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Super Scientists and Celebrating Success

posted 9 Feb 2017, 14:37 by Jenny Sparkes   [ updated 9 Feb 2017, 14:38 ]
This week I have had a lovely time hearing and assessing readers and phonics progress. I have been so impressed by lots of the children and have been delighted to move so many children onto the next level of the reading scheme. Although it is not a race and colour bands are not the be all and end all, it is an indication of how hard the children are working on their reading and how well they are doing. 
This week the children learned about the importance of washing their hands through a glittery demonstration. They also carried out some interesting experiments in science. The Year Ones investigated how different liquids affect an egg shell (egg shell is a bit like teeth) and started the session by cleaning eggs with toothpaste and a toothbrush! The Year Twos found out about why we clean our teeth and went on to make their own toothpaste. Although the toothpaste worked (they made me test it) it tasted absolutely disgusting...and the colours weren't too appealing either. However, the children had a lovely time and had lots of fun in their learning. 
Sadly, this week we are saying goodbye to Miss Restrick and Miss Lovick, my lovely students. They have done exceptionally well in their teaching practice and have been fantastic to work with. The children have benefitted from their efforts and will miss them a great deal. I am sure you will join me in wishing them every success in their future careers. 

There are no spellings for Half Term but any reading, maths passport learning or Home Learning Tree challenges would be fantastic.