We were lucky enough to have Thomas, who is a weapons engineer, from the Royal Navy to come speak to us about the Navy in Portsmouth and why it is so important. Some questions we asked are:
Child- Have you ever sunk a ship?
Thomas- We have sunk pirates off the coast of Somalia.
C-What was the Navy created to do?
T- To originally protect the English from the Spanish and French 500 years ago but now we protect the oceans around the world.
C- What is the biggest ship?
T- The largest ship is the Queen Elizabeth, which came into Portsmouth before it started it's sea trials.
Thomas also spoke about how the Royal Navy is a wonderful job to have and if you work hard at school you could go and do that also!
Horse Chestnut class managed to win the PE and tidiest classroom award. Well done for all the effort respecting our school environment and bringing in all their PE kits. Next week maybe we could win the attendance award and make it a hat-trick
The results are in...
Horse Chestnut class are rather good at brushing their teeth!
We used plaque tablets to look at the tartar and plaque on our teeth, which turned up a light pink in the dye. There are a few children though, who have agreed that they could spend longer brushing their teeth each morning and evening to get rid of that bacteria (plaque). We know that the bacteria will turn all those sugary treats into acid which will wear away our enamel and create cavities.
This week we have been exploring the different teeth, their names and uses. We have learnt how to look after them and that any sugar we eat feeds the bacteria on them creating the acid that can cause cavities. We are doing an experiment to see which lquid (orange juice, cola or water) dissolves the egg the most (the shell is the enamel and the acid the bacteria produce is recreated by the liquids). We will find out the results next week and also use some plaque tablets to see how well we have been looking after our own teeth! Lets get brushing...
Proud Teachers Alert!
We were so proud of this year 4 pupil. He excellently prepared his reasons, at home, why we should adopt the turtle and spoke clearly and persuasively to the class. He came a very respectable second place and got all the votes from the adults! He felt so strongly that he went home and his Nan adopted the turtle for him. We're so proud that he is contributing and making the world a bit of a better place. This is the turtle he was sent from the WWF. Keep it up.