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On Tuesday, we had our first reading cafe. Thank you to everyone that came, it was brilliant to see so many of you there enjoying reading with the children! Ask your child: What do you like to read? Who is your favourite author? Where is your favourite place to read? See if you can make a reading den at home, to snuggle down and enjoy a book!
Today is world poetry day! We spent our reading and english sessions looking at a poem called the Magic Box by Kit Wright:

The Magic Box


I will put in the box


the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.


I will put in the box


a snowman with a rumbling belly
a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerene,
a leaping spark from an electric fish.


I will put into the box


three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
the last joke of an ancient uncle,
and the first smile of a baby.


I will put into the box


a fifth season and a black sun,
a cowboy on a broomstick
and a witch on a white horse.


My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.


I shall surf in my box
on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
then wash ashore on a yellow beach
the colour of the sun.            
Can your child tell you what said they would put in their magic box?              

This afternoon, we found out some shocking facts about microfibres. These are tiny fibres that come from our clothes and go down the drains every time we do some washing. Hundreds of thousands of them are released in every wash! We found out that there are about 1.4 million trillion in our oceans! Watch this videos to find out more about them:
We also learnt about a product called a cora ball that can catch the microfibres in our washing:
See if your child can tell you some more facts about microfibres.
This afternoon, we spent some time talking about the importance of e safety. We looked at ways we could stay safe online by watching a video, singing a song and completing a quiz. See if your child can give you some top tips for staying safe online.
We have had a fantastic day at Bodmin recycling centre! When we arrived we were given a talk about the 4 rs. Can your child tell you what they were? We learnt some interesting and surprising facts! We found out that black plastic can't be recycled, can your child tell you why? We also found out that we can put clothes in our black boxes to be recycled! We had a tour of the facility, where we got to see all the recycled materials being sorted, we couldn't believe how much there was! We also got to make a model out of scrap materials to show the importance of reusing materials, rather than throwing them away. In the afternoon we competed in teams to sort items into what could be recycled, composted or thrown away. Can your child give you an example for each? The children were as always a credit to the school, well done everyone!