The class blog of Primary 3.6 Casuarina Primary School

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Roar.... the dinosaurs roams

The level was introduced to their IPW topic for the year - dinosaurs! Miss Wong and some of the P4 teachers gave the level a briefing on what to expect for this IPW. There will be a learning journey to Fort Canning Park and Botanical Gardens.

We will all be looking forward to it.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Time to get the hands dirty

It is Tuesday again. The class was looking forward to this lesson for the whole week. They made a pinch pot last week and this week they had a chance to make a hanging ornament. Some of the very were creative. I am looking forward to seeing all the end products.

Look at all the pictures. See how much fun they are having. :)

Sunday, March 26, 2006


"HFMD" has been the buzz word recently. HFMD stands for Hand Foot Mouth Disease. Here is some information taken from the Minitsry of Health website.

HFMD is an illness caused by intestinal viruses, commonest being Coxsackie virus and Enterovirus 71. A person with HFMD usually presents with the following symptoms:

  • Fever for 2-3 days
  • Sore throat and runny nose
  • Rash (flat or raised red spots, some with blisters) on palms of hands, soles of feet, or buttocks
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Poor appetite
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Tiredness and weakness ("feeling sick")
The incubation period of HFMD is 3 to 5 days (with a range from 2 days to 2 weeks).

HFMD is spread from person to person by direct contact with the nasal discharge, saliva, faeces and fluid from the rash of an infected person and indirectly by contaminated articles. A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness.

HFMD is usually mild and self-limiting. No specific treatment is available, however, treatment can be given to relieve the symptoms of the disease. There is no vaccine for the prevention or treatment of HFMD.

Parents are advised to consult a doctor early if their child has symptoms of HFMD.

They should also be alert to any change in their child's normal behaviour, eg irritation and sleepiness. Should they refuse to eat or drink, have persistent vomiting or drowsiness, parents should bring their child immediately to the A&E Departments of either NUH or KKH, whichever is closer to their home.

Children infected with HFMD should:
  • Stay at home and avoid contact with other children until they have recovered;
  • Not swim until 6 weeks after the onset of illness;
  • Remain away from school until their fever has subsided and they must be certified free from HFMD infection by a registered medical practitioner prior to returning to school.

Children should be kept away from crowded public places (schools, preschools, play groups, markets, swimming pools, public transport etc.) if they show signs of infection. Family members are advised to adopt the following good personal and environmental hygiene practices:

  • Wash hands with soap and running water before eating and after going to the toilet
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Maintain good air circulation
  • Clean thoroughly the premises and toys or appliances that are handled by the infected child or are contaminated by his/her nasal or oral secretions with 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution. Sodium hypochorite is the active ingredient in most household bleaches.
    (If your bleach contains 5.25% of sodium hypochlorite, you need to dilute one part of your bleach in ten parts of water to get 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution.)
  • Do not share eating utensils

Transmission of enterovirus infections is increased by poor hygiene and overcrowded living conditions.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Art lesson...

Term 2 is here. Time flies. Today, the class had their first ceramics lessons in the Art Room. They had to make a pinch pot. Some of the pots were very nice. I remember seeing some cups, some soap dishes and so on.
The class had lots of fun and was asking for more time. I am looking forward to seeing the end products. : )

Friday, March 10, 2006


Today, the class celebrated the birthday of the marchies Egan, Khidir and Marisella... Hmm... sounds a little like "machik"... haha... Today is also the last day of term 1. Time flies. One term has just gone by. Term 2 will be a short term but there will still be some exciting activities planned. Stay tuned. : )