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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

What's Happening in Class (Summer 1)

Welcome to the summer term. We are excited to get started on our new topic, The Great Grub Club, and with the summer weather, we are looking forward to spending lots of time outdoors learning. We will also study plants as part of our science work this term.  Please see our topic web for more information about the topic. 

Week Beginning 24th May

Here is a story all about a strawberry who ends up having a rather surprising adventure.  Click on the link above to find out more.  The children really enjoyed sharing their topic homework together this week. 

Week Beginning 17th May : Food Tasting

At the beginning of the week, the children sorted some fruit and vegetables into the groups: seeds, flower, leaves, roots, stem and fruit.  This showed the children that we eat different parts of a plant.  They also wrote a brief explanation of what each part of the plant does. Later in the week, the children had the opportunity to try a few new foods from different parts of the plant.  These were: beetroot, carrots, radish, spinach, cabbage, pomegranate and strawberry. As you can see, they enjoyed some of them more than others. 

Week Beginning 10th May

Down Behind The Dustbin | PERFORMANCE | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

The children enjoyed reading, analysing, writing and performing the poem, Down Behind the Dustbin by Michael Rosen.  Open the document below to see a class poem based on the original.  Each verse is a different child's work. 

Week Beginning 3rd May 2021

Here are a few images from the week.  The children brought in food packaging from home and investigated where some of our food comes from.  They were surprised to find out that a lot of the packaging came from Spain.  They thought about why this was and whether it was a good thing or not. 

 

The children also looked at why our sunflower seeds hadn't grown.  We thought about the right condition a seed needs to germinate.  We then set up an investigation to see which condition had the greatest impact on the seed growing.  The children also had the chance to replant a sunflower seed, as well as other vegetables. 

Week Beginning 26th April

This week there are photos and documents of a variety of things that the children have been doing:

  • measuring in metres
  • extracts of the children's fairy tales
  • pictures of the children's observational drawings

Jodie, the personal trainer came to school to put the children and staff through our paces. We learnt many different moves and by the end, had definitely increased our heart rate.  Earlier in the morning, we had looked at how we can keep ourselves healthy.  The children found out that the following things help us to be healthy:

  • plenty of water
  • plenty of sleep
  • eat a balanced diet
  • look after our personal hygiene
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