Foxes are a happy and lively class where fun goes hand in hand with the learning. This class is made up of year 4 and 5 children. Mrs Jack and Mrs Shepherd are the teachers and there are three brilliant teaching assistants who work at various times of the day: Mrs White, Miss Hill and Mrs Lovesey.
Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
Open wide – lets look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body.
This half term, we will start learning about human teeth. We’ll find out about different dental procedures and learn new scientific vocabulary and we’ll use this information to write toothy fact files. There will be lots of investigating as we learn about our different teeth, how to brush them and how sugary drinks affect them.
We’ll examine the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth. Then we will write a story describing the journey a piece of food takes through the digestive system. In science, we’ll learn about the organs involved in digestion and make our own digestive system out of a pair of tights! We are also learning about digestion in different animals and handle a range of digestive organs. Furthermore, we’ll use what we’ve learned to play a scientific game and create healthy snack packs for our friends.
The human digestive system
We started learning about all the parts of the digestive system, starting with the mouth and ending up with the rectum (which got a few giggles!) To help the children name all the features and what they do, they drew on the tables! They drew around a willing volunteer and then filled in all the main parts of the digestive system and finally labelled these life size drawings.