This week we learned all about what we can grow to eat. We planted salad vegetables, such as tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and radish and put them in our greenhouse outside. We remembered all the things a plant needs to grow and carefully planted them with soil and water. We will eat them when they are grown which we know will be in the summer.
We wondered how farmers, who have massive fields of crops, water them. We learned about irrigation and made our own irrigation system of pipes and tubes in the classroom to see how water can travel a long way to its’ destination. We set ourselves some challenges for next week; to transport water in our playground from one area to another.
In English we made a story plan for our innovated version of The Enormous Turnip. We changed the turnip to a different vegetable and made a simple plan, showing things that happened in the story, with simple words and pictures. Next week we will write our stories!
In maths this week we played a Bingo Game involving representations of numbers to 20. The children took turns to turn over a numeral card and say how many. Each child with that amount on their board covered it with a counter. We also practised ordering numerals to 20.
In PSHE we talked about different emotions and named them. We read “The Colour Monster” by Anna Llenas. We talked about the different emotions and how they made the colour monster feel. The children then drew their own colour monsters in appropriate colours to match their emotions such as green for calm and red for angry.
Our Monster Phonics this week, we have begun to read and write cvcc words, such as ‘lamp, sink and belt’ and sorted words that rhyme with these into their families, eg, ‘lamp, damp, ramp’. Please continue to read with your child regularly. It really makes a difference to their confidence and fluency. Please also continue to use spelling shed. Again, this really helps the children to develop confidence and fluency with their segmenting and spelling skills.
In PE we enjoyed ‘Spy School’ again, where we develop balances on the floor and on apparatus, using different parts of our bodies. We also developed our crawling techniques to move under and around apparatus!
Please see the Forest Learning section of our class page to see what we got up to this week.
Have a lovely weekend!