This week on Chester’s Challenge the children were up and moving and mimicking monkey moves and exploring the different ways in which they can move their body. The were guided through how many hours of physical activity they need to participate in during the week and why it is important to keep up muscle and strengthening exercises. Next week they will learn all about the importance of reducing screen time and why sleep is so important.
The boys and girls were guided through the issues of ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ where tonnes of rubbish is floating around the oceans. The children were tasked with having to use their creative imagination and create an invention that would help clean the Earth’s oceans. They then had the opportunity to present their ideas to the rest of the class. We had some wonderful presentations from Michael, Hannah, Nevaeh. The presenting skills of the children to outline different areas of their inventions were brilliant.
We have started our new topic this term all about inventors and inventions. We started the topic of with our KWL chart and discussed what we know about inventors and inventions. We then used iPads to research inventors from the past and those in the present era. We have found out some wonderful facts from inventors who lived locally. Seamus discovered that Sir James Martin from Crossgar invented the ejector seat while Mia discovered that Sir Ian Sloane invented milk chocolate who comes from Killyleah.
This week the children were treated to a wonderful workshop from the NI Chest, Heart and Stroke Charity. They were educating the children on the EatWell Guide and how much of each food category we should be consuming each week. They also got a shock as to how much sugar is in some of treats that we have on a daily basis. Next week we are getting active and going to get moving and learn how we can keep active throughout the day and how much physical activity we need each day.