we have had a super week. I have been very impressed with the ways in which the children have added and subtracted fractions with the same denominator. Well done to Paige, who has received the Golden Certificate for her work in maths this week.
It has been science week – the theme was “Growing.” We have planted herbs, which we hope to add to salads in the Summer Term and eat them. We have also planted potatoes as part of a competition between classes – if you have any tips for growing a good crop please let your child know so that they can pass them on! We have yet to plant our “Bee Garden” and our strawberries. The children are also investigating how we could “Make The Red Planet Green!” They have planted seeds in soil samples from Mars – they have used rock particles ranging from microscopic, powder like particles to flat slate like rocks – all from Mars! Each day the children will record what happens.
We had a super start to science week by walking around the school grounds to identify changes and growth which occurs in Spring. We cleared up a few misconceptions along the way, for example: daffodils are not buttercups and pigeons are not robins. We all agreed learning spellings about Spring would be very useful when we come to create our own version of “The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady.”
A huge well done to those children who gained levels for their “Cracking Times Rables” this week. Igor level 13, Maddie level 10, Arthur level 7, Adam level 6, Emily level 5 and Millie level 4. I hope everyone else is working hard to achieve their levels.
Unfortunately, our classroom was in a huge mess on Tuesday morning! I believe aliens had invaded our room – there was paint everywhere, books all over the floor and chairs upside down to name a few things! The children reported their finds in a newspaper report that day – they certainly make for interesting reading. I hope they don’t return but you never know. Do you know what an astrobiologist does? Please ask your child to explain – it’s an incredible, incredulous job which really exists.
The weather is very Spring like so please enjoy all the lovely fresh air this weekend. Perhaps a walk in the park and a reminder of all the flowers the children have identified and are learning about for spellings.
Tale care, Mrs P, Mrs Brunyard and Ms Nicholas xxx