Dinnington Community Primary School


Ourselves - our bodies, healthy eating and staying fit

Our topic this term is ourselves.

We have started this term by using our art skills to create funnybones pictures using chalks, art straws or string to represent the bones. 

We have labelled the different bones in our bodies and have learnt about the different jobs that adults do in a hospital - there are surgeons, nurses, doctors, chefs, cleaners, receptionists, paramedics, teachers, and many more. We did not know that there were so many different jobs. We have also used our role play area which is a hospital to take on board the roles that some of the adults do in a hospital. We have been learning some emergency first aid and how to deal with cuts, grazes and boken bones. 

The big and little skeletons wrote to us asking for help with chosing a new pet (their dog skeleton keeps barking and keeps them awake). We had to write a persuasive letter back to the skeletons convincing them why they should choose our animal skeleton. 

We are having a skeleton party with the Y2 children and we will be wearing our own design skeleton costumes. Before that happens we will writing our own Funny bones story. Who knows where our skeletons will be living........

We are going on a trip to Eureka in the next couple of weeks, 9th May to learn more about the body through exploration and investigation. 

Mrs Gregory and some of the children will become gardeners and start to grow some plants in our outside area. They will be keeping a diary of what they have been doing. Hopefully we will be able to use some of the fruit to make our fruit salads and the plants we can sell at the summer fair. 

Then we will be starting to look at healthy eating and paying a trip to Tescos to find out which fruit and vegetables they sell. We are going to making fruit salads - YUMMY!

Moving onto the second half of the term we will then be looking at the Olympics, visiting the EIS and watching the Olympic Flame come through Rotherham.