Monday, 19 May 2014

Here come the fire fighters!

As part of their topic 'People Who Help Us', the Nursery children got to enjoy a visit from the fire fighters. They enjoyed learning about the roles of a fire fighter and got to climb into the fire engine and spray the hose!!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Amazing Mathematicians!

Andreea and Kara independently played Mathematical games. The games entailed them ordering numbers both backwards and forwards. Counting groups of animals and using mathematical language such as more than and less than. Well done girls!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Our visit from the fireman

This week we have had the fireman into school to speak with the children about how to keep safe and to show them the different parts of the fire engine. The fireman let the children have a go at using the hose and the children all had an opportunity to sit in the fire engine with the fireman's hat on. 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Dr Andrews Deaner shows the carry how to carry out CPR

Dr Andrews Deaner shows the carry how to carry out CPR just like he did on Fabrice Muamba!

Visit from the firefighters

Last week,the children got to meet PC Hopkins and this week the children thoroughly enjoyed a visit from the crew at Harold Hill fire station. The children got to learn about the service they provide and had a chance to squirt the hoses and explore inside the fire engine. More photos to follow!!

Down on the Farm

Another chance to look at some more photos from our great farm day. This was a wonderful experience for the children, learning about farm life and having the opportunity to ask lots of questions.

Queens Hospital Visit

A small group of year 5 children went on a visit to Queens Hospital today to meet with a cardiologist named Dr Andrew Deaner. Our aim was to discuss his role and to find out the steps he had to take to become a doctor.

Dr Andrew Deaner is the cardiologist who ran on the football pitch to save Fabrice Muamba's life. Andrew showed the children a pacemaker and explained to them how it works. The children all had an opportunity to look at scans of different parts of the body and to look through a microscope to look at a sample of blood where they were able to see the palette cells. Palette cells come together to form a clot or a scab when you cut yourself.

Whilst we were at the hospital the children also had an opportunity to meet with a senior nurse to discuss her role, a physiotherapist to see what their job entailed and an occupational therapist.

At the end of the session Dr Andrew Deaner showed the children how to carry out CPR and the children were able to have a go for themselves.

I think we definitely have some budding scientists in Year  5!