Soil Project (End of May to mid June)

4 pupils and staff brought in samples of soil from home. We will do a number of experiments on their soil.

(1) TO FIND HOW MUCH WATER WAS IN THE SOIL

(2) TO FIND THE DIFFERENT SOIL LAYES IN EACH SAMPLE

(4) TO FIND IF A SOIL SAMPLE HAS GOOD DRAINAGE

(5) TO FIND THE MINERALS IN A SOIL SAMPLE

(6) TO FIND THE Ph OF A SOIL SAMPLE

It will be great over the month to use loads of our scientific items from our science cupboard: funnels, filter paper, petra dishes, gradual cylinders and litmus paper.

We are also going to learn about the ph scale, the array of colours on it and how acidic/alkali a substance is.

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The Dental Nurse came into our school today

The Dental Nurse came into our school today

She gave us a great talk about caring for our teeth, our the different types of teeth, getting fissure seals, what foods are good for us and what foods are bad for us.

Brushing your teeth

  • You need to brush your teeth twice a day, two minutes each time, use a timer to time your 2mins
  • Make circular movements when cleaning the outside of the teeth
  • Don’t forget your back teeth either
  • When cleaning the inside of your mouth, use circular movements too
  • When cleaning the inside of your front teeth, flick over and backwards
  • After you do the outside of your teeth and the inside of your teeth, then its time to clean the hats (tops) of your teeth

 

Flossing

  • You need to floss as the brush won’t get in between your  teeth
  • Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle down then wiggle, wiggle up
  • Don’t panic if you see blood, just let your gums get used to flossing.
  • Easiest ones to start with, the bottom front teeth

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Sugar bugs and acid

  • Give us holes which we need to get fillings
  • If its severe it might need a deeper filling, a root filling
  • Or if it is really bad then the tooth might need to be pulled

Treats to Avoid or to Eat

  • Lucozade sport : 9 spoons of sugar
  • Bag of Haribos have 19 spoons
  • Eating mints, chewy sweets is very bad for your teeth as you are eating them on and off, so giving bursts of sugar and acid to your teeth continuously
  • Juices, don’t drink every day and only at meal times
  • Breakfast cereals have a lot of sugar in them
  • Nuts and cheese are good for your teeth
  • Popcorn is good for you, better choice than health bars
  • If drinking a fizzy drink which is not good for you, drink it through a straw

 

If a Tooth gets Knocked Out

(it depends on whether it’s a baby tooth or an adult tooth)

  • If a front tooth gets knocked out, very soon after find the tooth, hold it by the tooth end and try to place it back in place bit down on a towel and go to dentist immediately.
  • If you can’t put it back into your mouth, then put the tooth into a glass of milk and bring it your dentist
  • Baby teeth just leave them, don’t put them back in

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The dental health foundation – tab resources for schools (primary schools)

Asthma Nurse

The asthma nurse came to speak to us today. She explained what asthma is and showed us how the airways tighten with a little toy version of our airways. She showed us all the different types of asthma inhalers and especially when to use the brown and blue ones. She also showed us how young children use inhalers.

She talked about how to use the inhaler properly, so that none of the puff escapes.

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She explained that certain weather conditions can hamper our breathing but that exercise is very good for us. If we are doing exercise or running in races or playing competitive sports then we need to bring an inhaler.

She was very interesting and it opened our eyes to how many people connected to school (pupils, parents, teachers, relations etc use an inhaler).

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Planting

Today we discussed the function of each part of the flower. Next we each got a jar in which we put flowers and water mixed with food dye. The pupils made predictions as to what might happen to the flowers. They will observe the flowers every day for any changes.

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Silhouettes

The children listened to the story “I wish you more” written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. The pupils picked out their favourite line “I wish you more umbrella than rain”. We talked about what this mean and then created a silhouette painting of it on canvas. Great work everyone!

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