Star of the Week
This weeks 'Star of the Week' is Ivy.
You have impressed us this week with your positive attitude to your learning, especially in writing. In Talk for Writing you independently wrote the opening and build up of your innovated story based on The Tiger who came tea. You also wrote a beautiful prayer about humility which you read to the class. Well done Ivy, keep it up!
Here are this weeks spellings. We will do a spelling quiz next Friday.
In Art we have been recreating one of Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures using paint. The children added further detail using oil pastels and chalk.
We are halving numbers by sharing them out equally. We shared 14 cubes out between 2 animals and found out that half of 14 is 7. It was easy to work out because as we shared them out we said, one for you, one for me, two for you, two for me, three for you, three for me until we had used up all the cubes.
Ms Shepherd then showed us that if we put the two groups together we got the original number 14 back.
In Science we have been on a leaf hunt and looked closely at leaves, trying to match them with pictures of them. We have learnt the terms 'evergreen' and 'deciduous'. Next week we will be sorting pictures of leaves into the two groups. We have also pressed leaves in the class flower press.
Your children came home with a rather sorry looking bean plant yesterday. Ideally the bean should be planted outside, with support, but if you don't have a garden then it will need a bigger pot as it has already outgrown its pot.
Today we planted sunflower seeds and cleared away some of the growing areas in the poly tunnel and in the garden. We are planning to plant the remaining potatoes from the potato competition and some carrots and spinach. We also planted out some cucumber seedlings a parent kindly donated. Some are in the poly tunnel, some are outside and we will see which do better!
The children were making origami paper boats as part of our 'a boat that floats' scheme of work and we paused for a moment to try them out as pirate hats!