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Week 6

Online Safety


We were lucky to be visited by an online safety expert, to talk about how we treat others online. We were asked how we would respond to different scenarios online and why our response might be different online compared to in person. The children were advised how to react to behaviour that concerns them online and told about blocking and reporting unwanted behaviour.



On Monday, we learned all about the digestive system. We saw a representation of all of the organs to gain an idea of how they worked together to break down and absorb the food. Mrs Clarke first broke down some food and mixed with water to represent the chewing and saliva in the mouth; then squeezed the food down a bubble wrap tube to represent the oesophagus (we could see it travelling down because the bubble wrap was transparent!); added food colouring to represent acid in the stomach; and finally passed the mixture through some tights to show how the moisture is absorbed in the intestines. We noticed how the ‘faeces’ produced at the end was much drier and more solid than the food we had ‘eaten’ to begin with, which helped us to understand that the food the body can’t digest or doesn’t need is excreted. It was a really fun, memorable (and a bit messy!) afternoon.

We have enjoyed our writing this week - focusing on story openings for the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have been able to use expanded noun phrases in our writing to describe settings and use the dictionaries to improve our vocabulary.


This week we have been introduced to the Vikings in our history project. We learned about the first Viking landing and how they arrived to Britain. We read a Viking landing fiction text and answered questions about this form our own interpretations. We discussed the feelings of Britons and empathised with different viewpoints presented in the story. 


In geography we revisited the term 'physical feature'. We explored the significant physical features in the UK map and discussed any names of places or features that we recognised. We used online maps, atlases, information books and research to help us explore a specific feature we wanted to know more about.