Our topic this term was 'People who help us'. We learnt about all the different ways that people help us. We had lots of visitors who came into our class to tell us all about the jobs they do and how that helps us, which was very exciting.
We started by looking at the people who help us at home and in school. We interviewed Mrs Parry our cook in school and Mrs Howard who runs our school office. We didn't realise how much work they do that helps us.
Our first visitor was Mrs Stacey who is a vet, she explained how she helps people look after their animals. Mrs Stacey also bought in two friends for us to see Mrs Mop and Chewy her two guinea pigs. We listened to their heartbeat using a stethoscope, we learnt that smaller animals have a faster heartbeat than bigger animals.
A couple of weeks later Dr Hulse came to visit to tell us all the ways that she helps people. We had lots of fun using some of her equipment. We used the stethoscope to listen to our tummies they were VERY noisy. We checked our heart rate by clipping a monitor onto our finger, we took our temperatures, we looked into each other's ears using a special torch and checked how much puff we had by using a special measuring tube.
Our next visit was from the Fire Service. Two firefighters came into class and talked us about all the different jobs they do and the ways in which they help us. They talked to us about the importance of smoke alarms, not only is it important to have them but also to check that they are working every week. Also that we should never play with matches. They gave us a book about Draco the Dragon who was learning all about fire safety to remind us how we can stay safe. They dressed Mrs Bishop up as a firefighter we all thought this was very funny!
Our final visitor into class was a community police officer, PC Pack. She read us some stories of children saying 'NO' to strangers. She taught us about the importance of saying 'NO' very loudly if a stranger asks us to do something. We practised saying 'NO' very loudly as you can imagine we were very good at this!
Our term ended with our Easter service in Church, each class looked at different aspects of the Easter story. Our class thought about the symbols of new life and we sang and acted out the 'Spring Chicken' song that reflects the symbol of new life. We also made chocolate Easter nests with chocolate eggs and a fluffy chick to take home to remind us of the Easter story.