A police officer came to talk to us in assembly, about what we should do to keep ourselves safe. He told us that we should never go with a someone or go to see something if we don't know them, we always say no. Even if it is a grown up you know, you don't go with them unless your parent or carer has told you that you can. He also told us about how we can stay safe on the road.
What if we were to join Charles Darwin on his voyage......
We discovered the ship was 27 metres long and 7.5 metres wide. We drew the actual sized ship on the playground and drew the different areas. What would your role be?
Who was Charles Darwin? Our story began by meeting Charles Darwin and hearing his story. He described how he was born in Shrewsbury and went to Shrewsbury school for boys. However, Charles did not enjoy school and hated learning Latin but loved science. At the age of 13 , he created his own science lab in his garden shed! This is where his love for nature grew.
We asked Charles some questions and made notes about his story.
Mr Taylor came to work with us today, and develop our story of Charles Darwin's voyage -
I wonder what Charles Darwin's study might have looked like.......
"Along the long corridor, there was a room with a large wooden door. It had a desk and a large chair, which creaked when ever Charles sat down. The large window looked out onto the River Severn. The walls were covered with shelves full of books and bottles. There was a fire place on one side of the room. The desk was full of note books and an ink well sat next to some drawings."
Charles received an important letter asking him to join the captain on the HMS Beagle to study undiscovered plants and animals. Would Charles want to go? What would Charles be worried about?
We talked about some of the things that Charles might be worried about. What would happen if the boat was attacked by sea creatures?
There might be a storm! Why don't we draw what this might look like.
Mr Taylor helped us to think about what roles we might have on the ship if we were to join Charles on his voyage on the HMS Beagle.
In Daffodils class, we always follow our school rules 'be kind, be safe and be ready' We discussed what this means to us. Here we are showing how we are kind, how we keep safe and how we are always ready. Look at our fantastic smart walking!
We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and a well deserved rest. We are really looking forward to the new school year ahead.
In Daffodils class this half term, we will be finding out about Charles Darwin and his work studying nature and his ideas on evolution. We will be learning about his important voyage to the Galapagos Island. We are hoping to go on a visit to Shrewsbury to find out more about him. .
Through our mantle, we will become museum curators for a new museum opening in Charles Darwin’s childhood home in Shrewsbury.
This half term we will be looking at various animal sculptures by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. We will be exploring various sculpting techniques to produce our own animal sculpture inspired by the artist.
This half term we will be learning about light. We will be exploring the questions - Where does light come from? What are the differences between light and dark? How is a shadow formed? How can light be changed?
PE will continue to be on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure PE kits are brought into school on a Monday and then taken home on a Friday. PE kits should include plain coloured shorts and jogging bottoms, white or navy t-shirt, trainers and a plain sweatshirt. Please make sure these are clearly named as things can get mixed up whilst getting changed!
We will be going to the forest school area every other Tuesday afternoon. We will be going out in all weather, so please make sure kits include plenty of layers (Water proof coats and trousers, jogging bottoms, jumper, gloves and hat. Please no jeans, as these can be uncomfortable if they get wet) Again, make sure kits are clearly labelled.
We will change books once a week and children can take home a book to enjoy. Please make sure book bags are in school every day. It is lovely to read your comments in reading diaries, please make sure you fill in reading diaries every time you read, as we have a new reading challenge in class – the more you read the more change of winning a class treat!
This week, everyone in Daffodils class will receive their TT Rocks login to access at home. This is a really fun way to learn multiplication tables. Please try to have a go as much as you can, the more times you play the more rewards you get and the better you become at your multiplication tables! You might even be able to challenge Mrs Humphreys!
We are looking forward to another wonderful year working hard in Daffodils class.
As always, if you have any worries or questions, please let us know.
Mrs Kavannah, Mrs Humphreys, Mrs McTweed and Mrs Ryan