Week 1 – Brainology in KS1 and Foundation
Saturday 10th January | 3 comments
Everyone have been very excited to discover that they have billions of neurons in their brains and that they can stretch and grow their brain by working it hard. Just like doing exercise to strengthen our bodies, we have discovered that challenges and hard work helps us to grow and strengthen our brain. Also, in the same way that eating healthy food, drinking water and sleeps helps our bodies stay healthy, it also helps to keep our brains fit.
In our KS1 assembly we all enjoyed the story of Scramble in ‘Little by Little.’
We also watched the film which KS2 enjoyed by Professor Robert Winston and learned about how our neurons grow stronger the more we practise the things we are learning. Together we also sang ‘The Brain’ song from ‘Out of the Ark.’ We especially liked the line, ‘ If you don’t feel very clever, THINK again,’ as it reminds us to keep on going.
Back in class the children read the ‘Little by Little’ story again and also looked at the ‘Fantastic Elastic Brain’ book.
In 2F the children created brain hats to learn about the different parts of their brains and also made models of neurons. They made their neurons into ‘fantastic elastic’ ones by adding loom bands to the dendrites, so together we were able to use ‘c’ clips to show how the neurons send messages across their synapses.
We have also been playing lots of games that help to exercise our brains, like Scrabble, Rush Hour and Sudoku. Check out the Maths page for links to some brain stretching games!