As part of our DT project on seasonal foods we made, ate and evaluated delicious apple crumble today- It was delicious! : )
Many areas along the River Severn are threatened with flooding. The situation has been getting worse over the last decade. Farmers have lost livestock, homes have been flooded, vehicles have been swept off the road and yet there are plans to continue to build on the floodplain. The Flood Defence Team must find out why the river is flooding so badly. What, if anything can be done to protect the land and what will happen if more building take place alongside the river? Time is running out! The weather is getting worse! The flood season is on the way…
We found out where the River Severn flowed on a UK map.
We studied images of recent flooding in Shrewsbury, thought about the impact it would have and the people and skills that would be needed to prevent this in future.
We imagined being a person in one of the photographs …
NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe
We learned about the work of the NSPCC and how they help keep children safe.
We watched their online assembly video with Ant and Dec hosting. We met 'Buddy' NSPCC's speak out mascot. We talked about the rights of a child and the trusted adults children can talk to if they are worried . There area also worry boxes in our classrooms which are checked daily. We also learned that any child who is worried about something can contact Childline confidentially on
Being a good listener
We talked about what we mean by ‘communication’.
and watched : 'BBC Bitesize - Communicating with sign language'.
We discussed how sign language, pictures and facial expressions help people understand each other.
We thought about how we could be a good listener :
· Eye contact
· Asking questions about what is being said
· Summarising a point to show understanding
· Not doing other tasks
And how we could tell someone is not listening :
· Looking around or at their phone or watch
· Doing something else at the same time
· Talking to someone else
· Doesn’t say or do anything or make any facial expressions in response
We talked about empathising with someone - imagining how they might feel
During Eat Well week we kept a food diary and thought about making healthier choices for the foods we eat every day. We tried lots of new food in school and in our PSHE lesson we revised the different food types and the balance of food we should eat in a healthy Eat Well Plate.
We looked at the meal choices below, decided on the food types in each meal and used the Eat Well plate to help us work out if these were healthy meal choices. We also used the Eat Well Plate to design our own healthy meal.