Which drinks are good for your teeth?
We’ve started an experiment this week investigating the effect that different drinks have on your teeth. Unfortunately, the children weren’t willing to give up their own wobbly teeth as they needed to keep them for the tooth fairy. Instead, we’ve used egg shells which do a similar job to the enamel on teeth.
We chose these drinks:
Fruit Shoot which has sweeteners and some natural sugar from fruit juice.
Lucozade which has 62g of sugar in a bottle.
Milk which has a little natural sugar.
Coca Cola which has 54g of sugar in a bottle.
Monster Energy which has sweeteners but no added sugar
We immersed the eggs in the liquids – after Mr Wilks had spent a daft amount of time poking holes in them with a pin and creating little hooks so we could lift them out of the liquids to look at them:
- “I think the egg in the Lucazade will crack because Lucazade has a lot of sugar in it.”
- “Because the Fruit Shoot is purple, the egg will change colour to purple.”
- “I think the egg in the water will not change as it has no sugar in it.”
- “I think the egg in the Monster drink will break because it is an energy drink and it will push it down.”
We will update you with some photos over the next few days.
Yesterday Rob taught us about judo. We learnt that judo originated in Japan. We learnt that respect is very important in judo. We also learnt that using your brain is as important as strength. Rob also taught us how to perform some judo techniques.
This morning, Rachel taught us some yoga. It was very calm and relaxing though some of the movements were quite tough!
- “I felt relaxed” – Eleni
- “I felt liked is just woken up from a dream” – Arundeep
Can you name all the sports?
As an alternative to our daily Wake Up Shake Up today, Year 2 attempted all the actions from this Olympic sport themed action video.
Some sports were familiar but there were lots of new ones we tried out.
Why not try this routine at home?
Food nutritionists from Catering Leeds, our school dinner provider, visited us today as part of health week. Using the eat well plate, we sorted ingredients from some of our school dinner meals. We also learnt about the importance of eating the right amount of different types of foods and looked at some healthy snack alternatives.
It was great to hear the visitors were impressed by the children’s prior knowledge of 5 a day and the eat well plate.
Why not try this at home? Ask your child to tell you which part of your meal goes in the different sections of the eat well plate (look out for copies of the eat well plate to be sent home this week).
How far can germs travel when someone sneezes?
Do you know how many food groups there are on the eat well plate or how many hours sleep a school aged child needs?
These were some of the health facts that Year 2 discussed today.
This afternoon, in our PE session, we’ve been learning basketball skills with Carnegie coaches.
Today, we’ve had a visit from Team GB’s race walker, Tom Bosworth, who showed us how he race walks. Tom trains up to three times a day and frequently practises in Roundhay Park so keep a look out for him next time you pay the park a visit! Tom is currently in training for the Olympics in Rio 2016.
Be sure to quiz your child about the rules of race walking…
This morning, we worked with children from Y1 and Reception class thinking about what foods count toward your daily target of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables. We then tasted had time to taste some!
Read some good guidance about this.