The Hedgehogs have done some fantastic learning this week! Look below to see what we have been up to in class.
In Maths this week, we have continued our work on measuring by looking at volume and capacity. We have looked at the vocabulary full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and empty to describe the amount of liquid or sand in a container. We measured volumes by pouring water from a large container into a small container. We then looked at capacity this week as well. We performed an experiment where we had to work out which container had the greatest capacity (could hold the most number of full cups). It was a very wet experiment! We found out that the tallest container did not have the greatest capacity. We found out that the widest container had the largest capacity. Can you find an object in your house that has a large capacity? Maybe you could fill that container with water and you can describe the volume in that container? What would happen if I got a container that was shorter than yours, would it have a smaller capacity or a greater capacity?
In our English this week, we have finished our work on Jack and the Beanstalk. We finished the week by creating some fantastic invented HOT WRITES. We had to create our own character and evil character, and then we had to plan how the story of Jack and the Beanstalk could be changed. We then wrote up our stories over two days and WOW... they were incredible! The work is available to be viewed in our writing gallery. Can you tell your grown up anything about your invented story of Jack and the Beanstalk?
Speaking of beanstalks, we decided this week to continue our theme of plants and we planted our own runner beans! The children were each given three 'magic beans'. Then the children were taught the steps to planting a bean in their very own pot. We used compost, pots and beans to plant our beans. Can you remember what plants need in order for them to grow? There were four different things, see if you can remember them! We also went for a scavenger hunt around the school field in search of wild plants. We learnt a lot of new plant names such as nettles, brambles, ivy, clover, dandelion, buttercup, St John's Wort, Thistle, Dock, Forget-me-not and daisies. Can you find any of these wild plants in your garden or in a local grassy area?
This week, I gave out a SUCCESS certificate, and three leaves!
You are all amazing Hedgehogs, well done this week! 2 more weeks until the half term.