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Term 4

What a busy but exciting term we have had. This term our topic was 'People who help us'. We have had some lovely visitors into class to tell us all about the different ways in which they help people. Our first visitor was Mrs Stacey the vet. She bought in some very special friends for us to meet, Chewie and Betty her guinea pigs. We listened to their heartbeat and learnt that smaller animals have slower a heartbeat than larger animals. We also learnt how to look after pets and found out they are a bit like us as they need food, water, somewhere warm to sleep and like to play!
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We looked at X-rays of small animals and we had to guess what part of the animal we were looking at and what animal  we thought it might be.
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We had lots of questions for Mrs Stacey to answer, she thought the children had some brilliant questions and we learnt loads!

Doctor Hulse told us about all the different ways that doctors help us when we are poorly, but also told us some top tips on how to keep healthy. We learnt that doctors work in all sorts of different places even space! After her visit we had a lot of children who said they wanted to be doctors.
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Doctor Hulse brought in lots of stethoscopes for us to use. We listened to our tummies they were very noisy!
Our next visitors brought in something very special a real fire engine! The local firefighters from Faringdon station came into class to talk to the children about fire safety. We learnt how important it is not to play with matches and lighters. How to regularly test our smoke alarms on 'Test it Tuesday' and if there is a fire house to get out, stay out and dial 999. All very important messages that I know the children have relayed to their parents. 
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We learnt all about the different types of kit firefighters wear. As you can see it was a bit big, we are not sure that our class mate would actually be able to move as it is very heavy and there was plenty of 'growing' room!

 

We then got to go outside and explore the fire engine and play with the hoses it was so much fun!

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We had our annual cross country run at school and the sun shone. It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all, cheering and supporting each other as they ran the course. The children were very excited to take part as you can see.
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We have been making lots of cards this term to say thank you to all our visitors, as well as Mothers Day cards and presents. We enjoyed making stain glass windows and sweets for our mothers and of course we needed to do a taste test to make sure they tasted nice! We made Easter cards and nests, both were extremely messy but as always lots of fun.

Our term ended with a service at St Mary's church, Longcot. The children participated with a song about new life and listened to the other classes performances and the vicar's message for Easter.

 

A special thank you to all our visitors this term, thank you for time and patience answering the children's endless questions. They really enjoyed meeting you.

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