British Science Week 2017
For the second year running Windmill Primary School took part in British Science Week. We took a biological theme for our inspiration which linked well with our Healthy Me! PSHE topic. Throughout the week the children had an opportunity to visit other classes and learn lots about the science behind keeping their bodies well.
With Mrs Samra there was an opportunity to learn about healthy eating; sorting foods into different food groups on the Eatwell plate, planning a healthy lunch box and trying some new fruits.
Miss Heath focussed on oral hygiene and how to brush your teeth successfully. The children were fascinated by the purple disclosing tablets and it really showed them where they needed to focus their brushing.
Mrs Speed's workshop was on why exercise is so important to a healthy body. There was a chance to learn about what happens inside our bodies when we exercise and there were physical challenges to push our bodies to the limit.
Mrs Scragg and Mrs Hogan got the unpleasant task of talking about germs and how they can make us unwell. The children were excited about putting 'germ lotion' onto their hands and attempting to clean it off. The UV torches showed that some of us were more successful than others at hand washing.
KS1 and KS2 also took part in a Science Week assembly discussing ways to stay healthy and taking part in a mass Zumba workout to get our bodies moving.