It was fantastic to have all our wonderful pupils return from their breaks well-rested and ready for a busy term.
We made the most of the weather this week, often adapting our lessons to be taught outside. In Maths, we were exploring converting units of measurement, as well as area and perimeter. To reinforce the concept of conversion, the pupils went outside and measured the perimeter of the playground, along with the length of the school; we then challenged the pupils to convert their findings from meters to centimeters, millimeters and kilometers.
In Science, we finished our topic of classifying living things. We looked at the 5 different kingdoms of life before taking a deep dive into fungi (it was more pleasant than it sounds!). The pupils looked at the anatomical features of a mushroom; we then dissected the mushroom to observe the gills more closely. We explored how the gills spread spores to reproduce; we tested this by placing the head of the mushroom on a piece of paper to see if any spores disperse (they did!).
Finally, with a new term comes a new PE topic. The pupils began their new sporting venture of hockey today and had a blast. We practised using an open-faced dribble as well as a reverse dribble before moving on to conditioned games.