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From Miss Garius, Mrs Khan & Mrs Wilkinson

7th May 2019

Fractions, planting and giants!

 

Beech Class have been very busy learning about rainbow giants, plants and finding fractions of numbers.

 

In English we have been looking at a non-chronological text called Rainbow Giants; we have been working hard to learn the text off by heart to enable the children to use the same interesting vocabulary, organisation and sentence openers to write their own non-chronological texts about their own giants. The children have been coming up with some really interesting ideas and have had support to use the example text to use, adapt and embellish their own versions.

 

In Maths Beech Class have been revising some skills such as fractions of shape, finding the difference by counting up and recognising and drawing lines of symmetry. We have also been finding fractions of whole numbers such as ½, ¼ , ¾ , 1/3 and 2/3; the children have been encouraged to use their halving skills, clever counting skills and division and multiplication skills! Also we have been learning about estimating and weighing in g and kg as well as doing this with capacity (ml and L).

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In Science our topic this term is Plants and Beech Class have planted some very interesting vegetables as well as dwarf sunflowers for an experiment. In groups, the children went outside with Miss Garius and Mrs Khan and planted pak choi, spring onions and little gem lettuce in our lovely flower bed area! The children were really excited to help get messy and sow the seeds carefully and water them when needed. In the Science lesson we have planted dwarf sunflowers in 4 different conditions to confirm what plants need to grow; we will observe the changes each week and make a note of them.

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