This week we have learnt about how a bulb and seeds can grow into mature plants. We found some common plants in our school gardens and have enjoyed watching our seeds grow in the classroom.
Today we have had great fun celebrating red nose day. We started the day by telling jokes to each other. We then made posters of some jokes and displayed these in the window. We were very pleased to hear year 6 reading them and laughing.
At school we have been noticing some changes to our school grounds. We found some crocuses outside and some buds starting to grow on the trees. We were also very excited to see the sun shinning and feeling the warmth on our faces!
This week we have had fun designing and building our Tudor houses. The children have noticed how a Tudor house is smaller on the bottom and today they picked the boxes they wanted to use. They then worked together to masking tape their boxes to represent their designs. The children showed such resilience as their boxes kept falling over. This afternoon we then got messy with the paper Mache. The children had great fun using the glue and their hands to smooth down the paper. Again they had to show their resilience as the paper kept sticking to their hands! We are looking forward to painting them next week.
This week the children have been busy thinking about anti-bullying week. We started by thinking about the definition of bullying and the people that are involved in bullying. Then we created our #unitagainsbullying posters and learnt our class chant “hey, hey, ho, ho bullying has to go.”
This week we made scones as part of our DT lesson. The children followed the instructions very carefully and we talked about the imperative verbs we could hear as we were reading them. While they were cooking in the oven we thought about how it is believed that the Great Fire of London started in a bakery and how it spread to the other buildings. Finally we got to taste our scones. We added some butter and described what they tasted like.
This week we have talked about seasons and what a season is. Together we made a bubble map of what facts we already knew about the seasons. We learnt that the year is split into 4 seasons and each has 3 months.
The children knew that there are 4 season—Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We also knew that lots of things change during the different seasons – such as weather and the plants.
We talked about how it is now Autumn. We went for a walk around school looking for and collecting objects that show signs of the seasonal change. We thought about what we notice about the weather? What we notice about the trees and plants? What animals, birds and insects can we see?
This term in Science we have been looking at materials and their properties. This week we completed an experiment in class to see if the materials would sink or float. We thought about each of the properties and predicted whether we thought that it would float or sink. The children thought about some great explanations including I think it will sink because it is heavy.