Plants

This half term we are learning all about plants. We have been looking at the main parts of a plant and what their function is.

In our first week back after the holidays we planted our own sunflower seed and learnt all about what plants need to grow. We have made sure that they have lots of sunlight in our classroom and we are watering them everyday and some are now starting to grow. Come and have a look at them in class!

Look at the pictures below of us planting our seed. Can you remember the order of the steps?

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Рplanting some seeds at home Рyou could try growing some vegetables or herbs

– looking at and talking about the main parts of a plant – can you find the stem, roots, flowers, leaves? Can you say what their job is?

Рgoing to the park/ countryside and looking  at all the different flowers/plants you can see. Can you name them?

Easter Workshop

Just before the Easter holidays we invited our adults into class to come and make some Easter crafts with us. We had lots of fun and had to use our creative skills to help us. Take a look at all the fun we had below and we want to say a big thank you to all the adults that came along to help.

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Global Citizenship Week

Recently our whole school has been learning about Global Citizenship. There are 17 global goals have a look at them below:

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In Y1 and Y2 we focused on hunger and poverty. In class we looked at what poverty was and discussed what we thought ‘poor’ meant and decided that it wasn’t just about money, but also about not having clean water and clothes and not being able to go to to school and get an education.

Have a look at the pictures to see all the learning we did:

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

We recently visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park as part of our topic learning about animals from hot and cold places. We had such a great day out seeing so many different animals and learning all about them. We were even lucky enough to hold a snail and cockroach and stroke a snake! Take a look at our pictures to see all the fun we had

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You can continue this learning at home by:

– speaking to your child about what they did, saw and found out at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

– researching about a chosen animal/animals with your child using books and the Internet

– identifying the animals which would live in hot and cold places and talking about how they adapt to these places

Fairtrade fortnight

We have been looking at fairtrade recently in class. We started off by talking about what we throught ‘fair’ meant and we decided it was about ‘sharing’ and ‘being equal’. We learnt about some farmers who lived in hot countries in Africa who grew bananas but some of them weren’t getting a fair price. We didn’t like this as we like things being fair so we were happy to learn about ‘Fairtrade’ products. We found out that there are lots of different products that you can buy in the shops that are fairtrade such as coffee, oil, chocolate, sugar. We now know that fairtrade products have the fairtrade sign on them and that we should look for these products in the shop:

 

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We then used fairtrade products to do some yummy baking of banana and chocolate chip muffins

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After we had cooked them we we eat them for our snack. They were delicious!

You can continue this learning at home by:

– looking for fairtrade products next time you go food shopping by looking for products with the fairtrade logo

– baking using fairtrade products. Take a look at some different recipie ideas here:

https://www.wlv.ac.uk/media/wlv/pdf/fairtrade_recipe-book.pdf

 

 

Writers of the Week Spring 1 week 6&7

Before the holidays we read the book ‘Dogger’ and we loved it so much that we decided to write our own stories about our favourite toys. We worked really hard and put lots of effort into our stories. These 2 children won the writers of the week because they both worked really hard on applying their phonics, joining up their handwriting neatly and remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops correctly.

Safety week

We had great fun before the holidays learning all about staying safe.

At the beginning of the week we had a visit from Don the ambulance man and yes he brought his ambulance along with him! Don told us all about his job as an ambulance man and he then let us actually go inside the ambulance! He showed us all the things inside the ambulance that helps keep people safe and make them feel better and we got to ask lots of questions. At the end, Don turned on the flashing lights and the sirens so we could hear and see what an ambulance looks like when driving to an emergency.

Then later on in the week we learnt about other types of safety by moving around all of the different ks1 classes.

 

In Topaz classroom we acted out different emergencies and what we need to do in these situations. We then performed some of these to each other and discussed the best things to do in these emergencies.

 

Next in Pearl classroom we learnt all about fire safety and created some fire safety rules. We also learnt an important way to help us if our clothes were ever on fire: STOP, DROP and ROLL.

 

After we went to Ruby classroom and learnt how to stay fit and healthy by eating a balanced diet and exercising.

 

Finally we came back to Jet classroom and learnt how to stay safe around home and school by identifying potential dangers.

 

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To continue this learning at home:

– ask your child to talk about the different aspects of safety they have learnt

– talk to your child about what to do in different emergencies and who can help them and how they can help others

– talk through fire safety, road safety etc. rules

– walk through your home and talk about the potential dangers and how to avoid these