Dentist Visit to Year 5

This afternoon, Year 5 had a visit from 6 trainee dentists from the University of Bristol Dental Hospital.  They came to Oak Class armed with toothbrushes, toothpastes, aprons, plastic gloves, teeth moulds, plastic patients and the famous mouth mirrors for us to explore.

The dentists set up a carousel, where the children took turns in experiencing all things dentist-like.  The children moulded their own teeth using clay, practised counting teeth (and spotting rotten ones) in 2 plastic patients, took a quiz and saw how much plaque is actually in our mouths (and then brushed it all away!).  We then finished up with a Q&A where the children asked some really interesting questions about how to become a dentist, teeth whitening and even why they use laughing gas.

Overall, it was an excellent first-hand learning experience and definitely something we will all remember.  Thank you Dentists!

 

 

 

 

Instructions and phonics in reception!

Hello everyone!  This week we are learning instructions for how to build a nest for an owl. The children made their own super nests from clay and sticks. They all used excellent listening skills to complete this. You can practise reading it with them at home.

 

 

 

Also, here is a super phonics song to help your child practise their sounds.

 

 

Saving Energy!

This afternoon, Year 6 were lucky to be able to take part in a science workshop all about the energy we use everyday! They took a quiz and were surprised to discover that having a shower used less water than taking a bath! They made an energy promise to improve their impact on the environment and we’ll be sure to turn off the lights when we aren’t in the classroom in future!

Music with Mr Bailey!

Year 6 had a fun-filled afternoon learning to play the cornet or trombone with Mr Bailey. They started off by blowing the air through their lips and then moved onto using the mouthpiece of their instrument to do the same. After some time of practising, they learnt to play a single note with their chosen instrument and persevered to try to hold this note for 4 beats! They are already looking forward to next week’s lesson!