This week in Year 2, we have been discussing what we think plants and flowers need to survive. We decided that plants need water, sunlight, food and soil. To test this we have started an experiment where we will watch bean seeds grow over time.
To test whether they need sunlight, some have been placed in the sunlight and some have been placed in the dark. We predict that the ones in the sunlight will grow much better than the one in the dark. In addition, we have also planted them in cotton wool to test whether a seed really needs soil to germinate. Year 2 will be checking up on the bean’s progress weekly.
Year 5 visited the Botanical Gardens as part of their Topic work this term. They explored the Tropical house, Subtropical house and Mediterranean glasshouse. They learnt about where tropical rainforests were situated, the animals that inhabit them and why they were so endangered. They discovered how rainforest plants grow and adapt to their unique environment. Also, discovered which rainforest plants we eat and which we wear. They had the opportunity to handle live animals, this included stick insect, bearded dragon and Giant African Land Snail.
This half term we are looking at Islam. Our work this week was to design a leaflet describing how valuable the Mosque is to the wider community. We discussed some of the services the Mosque offers to the local residents.
This week saw the return of St. Clement’s Stay and Play. The children enjoyed playing, learning and exploring together. Song time was enjoyed by all, including Mr Burton. New children joined us this week and we hope to see them again.
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Last Friday, Year 5 spent the day at Woodlands Adventure. Children had the opportunity to experience a true outdoor setting. They were able to face new challenges and develop new skills. This, in turn, has led to increased self-confidence, motivation and engagement back in the classroom.
Year 5 took part in a range of activities which included:
These activities encouraged them to develop on their social skills, team building, motivation, courage and resilience.
Last Thursday in Year 2 we started the session by sitting in a circle on chairs. We then called our minds so that we were ready to learn.
We then showed a BBC clip of an introduction to life cycles. This included images of eggs, bees, seedlings growing, eggs hatching etc. We then discussed what life cycles are and how things grow and change from a baby to an adult.
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