Our learning journey took us into the realm of plants!
We began the week learning about the different parts of a plant! Once we understood this new knowledge we decided we wanted to know a little bit more about plants and flowers.
We focused on our learning goal ‘I can set up a simple experiment.’
All of MP1 set up an experiment to see if plants and flowers need sunlight in order to grow. Thus far our predictions seem to be pretty accurate. The seeds we planted are thriving in the sunlight. The seeds we have kept in a very dark cupboard are not looking too good!
We also set up an experiment to see if plants need water in order to grow and survive. Our mustard seeds have been given a good soaking; Ms Jade, Ms Annemiek, Ms Rebekah and Ms Sam didn't give their seeds any water! We have predicted that their seeds will not grow! What do you think will happen?
In Year 1 we have been busy measuring a range of objects in the classroom using non-standard units e.g. cubes. We have also been learning about symmetry and even made our own symmetrical butterflies. What a fantastic week!
This week those of us in Year 2 have been working hard on our number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20. We now understand that once we remember our number bonds, it will help us to solve lots of addition sums later on in the learning block! We practiced our number bonds through songs, mental calculations and on the iPADS!
This week in Year 1, we have continued looking at The Very Hungry Caterpillar and used amazing adjectives to write our own versions of the story. We looked at the butterfly at the end of the story and created our own butterflies using oil pastels and collage materials. We then thought of as many adjectives as possible to describe our butterflies and used them to write some fantastic descriptive sentences!
Those of us in Year 2 have been busy planning and performing our own story based on ‘A Lion in the Meadow.’ We used a story map to plan our story and then had heaps of fun acting out our sentences with a memorial action. This really helped us all to remember the story we had planned. After lots of practice we felt ready to write our fabulous stories! Our teachers were so impressed with how much we had remembered! Our writing was full of lots of extended noun phases, something we had learned about last week!