Plants and shapes

Friday 25th May | 1 comment

Our science work on plants has been completed this week but hopefully we will still be watching nature in action over the next few weeks.

3B planted sunflower seeds into small pots a few weeks ago and they have been on the windowsill in the classroom, germinating and growing ever since. This week the children prepared the soil outside the classroom (with the kind help of Mr Harris and his tiller) and then planted the seedlings.  Some didn’t germinate successfully or broke during planting, but hopefully we should have a few that make it to full size.

3M have also been very green this week. They planted a variety of seeds but used recycled old wellies as plant pots. We are looking forward to seeing plenty of wild flowers in the coming months.

Maths went outdoors this week as both classes explored the school grounds looking for 3D shapes. Cuboids were plentiful, as were cylinders. There was also some super spotting of spheres (dandelion that had seeded), hexagonal prisms (a bolt head), a quarter and half cylinder (the bike shed and the poly-tunnel) and even a dodecagonal prism (the base of the tree house).

Special mentions this week go to Giovani, Stan, Florrie and Oliver.

We have all had a brilliant few weeks and are looking forward to the final half term of the year.

Have a great week off.

Mr Beevers and Miss Micklethwaite


One response to “Plants and shapes”

  1. Melissa says:

    Love it that everyone gets outside to do Maths. I hear too 3M have been learning some Portuguese to welcome their new classmate!

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