Ignoring the 'Beast from the East' epidemic, it is Spring! In rang a dó we are about Italy and so we have merged the two topics together and created a pasta garden with dyed pasta!
It's world book day this Thursday, be sure to use your child's book voucher which they were given this week. We are reading our own book this week, 'The Snail and the Whale'. This book has great messages for children, ones of adventure, friendships and love.
We've been learning about the Titanic recently, and in particular, important people who were on board the ship, from Thomas Andrews, the ship's designer, to Captain John Edward Smith. We learned about how hopes and dreams of new lives in New York were sadly ended by an Ice-berg, and the 'unsinkable ship', sank.
The children loved this unit. A special thank you to Malcolm's Mum, Tracy, who gave us a newspaper which detailed the tragedy. The children loved this special artefact. We wrote out our own newspaper articles about the event. We may have some future journalists in our class!
We visited the Buddhist centre last week on a school trip. We were collected by a bus from school which drove us all the way into town. I was very proud with how the children represented Citywest ETNS. Also, a special thank you to Leo's Mum, Lisa and PJ's Dad Mark who accompanied us on the trip. It's great to have parents who are willing to give up their time to help our class, and I really appreciate it. After the trip, we all enjoyed a pancake for pancake Tuesday!
We practiced meditation just like Buddhists do and learned about this fascinating religion.
In Science, we've been learning about magnets, their poles and what objects are attracted by a magnetic force.