Thursday, 25 May 2017

Golden time

The children of Chestnut class earned their golden time today. Most had a mad 10 minutes run on the equipment outside in the sunshine while others painted. Then they got the construction kits out in the shade and fiddled... Here is a great model that was made.

Measuring litres and millilitres

What a bright sunny morning! Just the day to get the water out and do a bit of estimating ... We also looked at scales on measuring jugs and used our new written method of addition and subtraction to solve number sentences in litres and millilitres. 

Boomwackers and composing

We had a very exciting afternoon composing our own tunes on the Boomwackers.

Pollination Dramatisation

In small groups, the children showed how pollination of a flower occurs. Here is the best ...

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Pollination Process

We dressed up as flowers today and used tennis balls as pollen to explore how flowers are pollinated by insects. Some the children were the pollinators- bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Can you explain what happens during pollination to someone at home?

Nice tutu, Ben!

Parallel and perpendicular lines

We went on another line hunt today, this time looking for parallel and perpendicular lines. How many can you spot at home?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

We're going on a line hunt!

We explored the school looking for horizontal and vertical lines. Can you spot any at home?

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Learning about flowers

Today we dissected a flower to find all the different parts.
Then we found out about Georgia O'Keeffe, an American artist who loved to paint flowers.
We found some flowers outside and sketched them.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

What does a plant need to grow healthily?

In our investigations we found plants must have water.
We also found that these seeds grow best in soil planted many together in a light sunny spot. 

We used bean seeds to show that seeds planted too deep will end up too wet and rot while planting a seed just below the surface will grow but with a weak stem. The healthiest plant is planted about 5 centimetres deep.

Reader Awards

Congratulations to Ben (who achieved his last week!), Faye, Luc and Polly who have all got their Bronze Reader Awards.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Wild and wet woodland walk

Year 3 scrambled into their wellies to go for a muddy walk in the woods today. This was to support their creative writing. Fun was had by all!