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06/03/2017

Year 1 learn all about eyes

Last Monday we were lucky enough to have a visitor to support our Science topic of Senses. an optician - also a parent - kindly came into school to tell us all about our eyes. The focus of learning was to discover how to keep our eyes healthy and how our eyes work to enable us to see properly.

She began by showing us photographs of how our vision develops during the first year of life. It was surprising to see how unclear a baby's vision is.

The children then had fun experimenting with bubble wrap by placing it over their eyes. This enabled them to see what it is like when people cannot see properly. Some children were brave enough to have a go at reading the eye test alphabet chart with some success—and perhaps a bit of peeking!

It was fascinating for us all to discover how well our two eyes work together. By dropping a bean bag into a cup, first with both eyes and then using only one eye, it was incredible to see how accurate most people could be when using two eyes but the task was far more challenging and usually unsuccessful with one.

There were lots of great ideas from the children about keeping our eyes healthy but they were all surprised to learn that eating carrots to help us see in the dark is a myth! In fact, eating plenty of green vegetables, particularly broccoli and oily fish, is far more important for keeping our eyes healthy. It was coincidental that the very next day we were served broccoli for lunch; the children remembered the benefits and have never been so enthusiastic about eating it up!

We would like to all thank Mrs A-D for giving up her time for us to have a fun, informative and memorable afternoon. 

Mrs Reeve

 

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