At assembly today sixth class told us all about the brain and preformed a song. We learned lots of things like that the left side of the brain controls the right side of your body and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body.

The boys and girls who won the under 9 team cross country were presented with their medals.  Well done to all.

Here is a copy of Mr. Kellys assembly

1. Good morning and welcome to 6th class assembly

2. To begin the assembly, we would like you to join us in saying our prayer for a healing friend for Caitlin.

3. In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

4. O Lord, my friend is special……….

5. Over the past few weeks we have been learning about our brain and the central nervous system.

6. The biggest part of the brain is the cerebrum.

7. The cerebrum makes up 85% of the brain’s weight, and it’s easy to see why.

8. The cerebrum is the thinking part of the brain and it controls your voluntary muscles — the ones that move when you want them to.

9. So you can’t dance — or kick a soccer ball — without your cerebrum.

10. When you’re thinking hard, you’re using your cerebrum.

11. You need it to solve math problems, figure out a video game, and draw a picture.

12. Your memory lives in the cerebrum — both short-term memory (what you ate for dinner last night) and long-term memory (the name of that roller-coaster you rode on two summers ago).

13. The cerebrum also helps you reason, like when you figure out that you’d better do your homework now because your mom is taking you to a movie later.

14. The cerebrum has two halves, with one on either side of the head.

15. Scientists think that the right half helps you think about abstract things like music, colors, and shapes.

16. The left half is said to be more analytical, helping you with math, logic, and speech.

17. Scientists do know for sure that the right half of the cerebrum controls the left side of your body, and the left half controls the right side.

18. The cerebellum is at the back of the brain, below the cerebrum.

19. It’s a lot smaller than the cerebrum at only 1/8 of its size. But it’s a very important part of the brain.

20. It controls balance, movement, and coordination (how your muscles work together).

21. Because of your cerebellum, you can stand upright, keep your balance, and move around.

22. Part of the brain stem’s job is to control your involuntary muscles — the ones that work automatically, without you even thinking about it.

23. There are involuntary muscles in the heart and stomach, and it’s the brain stem that tells your heart to pump more blood when you’re biking or your stomach to start digesting your lunch.

24. The brain stem also sorts through the millions of messages that the brain and the rest of the body send back and forth.

25. It can also be known as the brains secretary.

26. We will now sing a song about the brain, we hope you enjoy it.

27. Thank you for listening to our assembly!


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