Yesterday, Class 4 made cards for the residents and staff at Brook House and Chirk Court to hopefully cheer them up. This shows how kind and caring the children at Bryn Offa are and how they care about their local and wider community.
Well done Class 4!
On Tuesday evening, the teaching staff made the decision to start creating home learning packs in the event of a school closure. These packs have been sent home with the children yesterday and today. When the school closes, please have a look through the material and encourage your child to complete the activities. The majority of the tasks are revision based and therefore recapping existing learning. If your child is currently absent from school, these packs will be delivered at the soonest opportunity.
In addition to these packs, My Maths homework will be updated regularly by the teaching staff and there is some additional material for each year group that can be accessed using the web links below.
In order to access the additional Twinkle Packs, you will need to follow the steps below. This company have allowed all parents a free months pass in order to support the learning of each child during these testing times.
Many thanks for your support.
How do I sign up for the free month?
Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code
Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
A couple of weeks ago Class 2 began an investigations to find out why it is so important to wash your hands.
We used three pieces of bread. The first piece we all touched after being out on the playground at playtime (without washing our hands). The second piece we all touched after a normal classroom lesson (without washing our hands). The final piece of bread we all touched after washing our hands with soap and using hand sanitiser.
Once we had touched all three we put them in separate zip lock bags and hung them in the same place in the corridor so that the other classes could also watch what happens. Today after two weeks we wrote our conclusions.
“We found out that germs will make mould on bread because there is thousands of germs on the bread. The first piece of bread was after playtime and had the most germs on it. The second piece was after a lesson. It had the second most germs on it. The last piece of bread was after cleaning our hands and it was spotless! We should wash our hands because it gets rid of 99.9 percent of germs!”
“We found out that when we put germs on bread it makes mould. You should wash your hands to get rid of germs”
“The germs made the mould which is the green stuff on the bread. We should wash our hands so we don’t get poorly. We should wash our hands to kill most of the germs, It was really fun”
“We found out that the more germs you get the more bits of mould there is. Germs can make you poorly. Some germs can be good for you and some are bad. Germs make mould. The whole investigation was about why we wash our hands. We wash our hands so that we don’t get poorly”
Some of the children in Class 4 shared with the school all of the exciting activities we have done this week for Science Week.
For Sport Relief the children came dressed in their sports kit ready to take part in the Sport Relief mile. All children completed the one mile challenge and some children ran much further!
We had a great time this morning running the sport relief mile!
Some of us did enough laps for 2 miles!!
We also used the heart rate monitors to see what happens to our pulse before, after and during exercise.
Yesterday morning we were very lucky to have a visit from Alison from Shrewsbury Dog’s trust!
She taught us all to have good dog manners and to make sure we weren’t being accidentally rude to any dogs.
We also really enjoyed her whole school worship.
Today, Alison from the Dog’s Trust Centre in Shrewsbury visited Bryn Offa to discuss how to be a responsible dog owner and how to stay safe around dogs. We decided to ask Alison to come in this week as dogs are one of the most varied species on the planet, which fits with this year’s Science Week theme of Our Diverse Planet.
Class 4 learnt that a Border Collie needs 4 hours worth of walks a day and a husky needs 5 hours. A greyhound needs short walks though because they don’t have as much stamina. We also discussed the best way to train a dog and games to keep your dog mentally active, such as the snuffle ball in the picture below.
We really enjoyed Alison’s talk and learnt lots of new information about dogs.
On Monday morning, Class 4 and 5 visited the Heritage Area. Whilst there we did some pond dipping (some of the girls in Class 5 even found a newt), looked for evidence of different animals in the woodland areas and in the meadows. The children behaved exceptionally as always and once we returned to school we had some hot chocolate to warm up.
Miss Hyde and Mr Jones
Today Class 1 and 2 enjoyed a muddy walk to the Llanymynech Heritage Centre. Along the walk, we spotted signs of Spring and ticked them off our checklist. Down at the centre, we found a variety of fauna to match up to our colour catchers, and searched in different habitats for wildlife.