This week we have been thinking about how to stay safe in the sun. Watch this fun video where the Minions help us to remember important things like slipping into the shade 🌳 slapping on a hat 🧢 and sunglasses 🕶 and slopping on some sunscreen 🧴!
Today Emma and Marie from Smethwick Swimming Centre came into school to talk to us about water safety.
We learned so many things! We learned that you need to stay safe around water at all times, not just the beach. You should be supervised when you’re out and about near ponds, canals, rivers, lakes and the ocean. There was a lot of great advice.
If you do fall in to water and have problems, remember the following:
Keep calm, keep breathing and keep your head out of water and call for help.
We did some role playing about two different kinds of rescues.
A Throw Rescue where you throw something in the water to help the person stay afloat and paddle to the edge.
A Reach Rescue when you lie down to be safer on the side somewhere suitable and pass something for the person to reach for and hold onto until you pull them out carefully.
Remember to tell the person in the water what to do all the time to calm them down.
Can you remember which of these things is ideal for which type of rescue..?
- dog lead
- beach ball
We found out about different beach safety and different flags that are used to let us know important things. Take a look…
This morning we looked at and listened to some clips about the seaside, the ocean and sea creatures… We talked about how an albatross was a large sea bird and discussed the tides and caves. Click on the clips to look and listen for yourself…
On Friday 24th May between 9:30 and 11 am, two of our five butterflies hatched! They took a little while to dry out their wings then fed themselves on our home made nectar. Miss Samra released them a little while later. The other butterflies hatched on Saturday 25th May healthily. Sadly, one of the pupae didn’t hatch because it had died so Miss Samra buried it. Take a look at the photos… What can you spot?
We’ve been learning so much about creatures this half term including how they come out and hunt at night and are nocturnal, or in the daytime so they are diurnal. We created collages to show which animals come out at the different times… Can you spot them and name them..?
The French composer Camille Saint-Saëns created some music about creatures using lots of different musical instruments. Listen to the different pieces about animals such as a lion, swan and chickens.
Listen to this delightful story by Jill Tomlinson about Plop the barn owl who is too scared of night time.
Listen to and watch the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra telling the story of Peter and the Wolf using instruments like clarinets, violins and oboes.
The Painted Lady Butterfly larvae (caterpillars) pupated at the weekend… They will transform over the next few days. Three of them didn’t manage to hang themselves up properly but we hope they will still hatch healthily. Take a look at shape and colour of them… What do you notice..? Watch the clip using the link below to remind yourself of the cycle so far and how they will change.
These are 2Ms caterpillars ready to pupate. They are making a ‘j’ shape with their bodies.
Click on the link for a short clip that shows their whole life cycle: