P3 have decided on their project for this term – we have been spending a lot of time outdoors and have been looking at the barked area next to our classroom and feel it could be so much better, therefore our project is to create an area which could be used as an outdoor classroom. We are currently cleaning the courtyard area so we can use the green house to grow some plants. We were also using our maths skills outdoors measuring different items and taking measurements of the outdoor area so we can draw plans to help us decide how best to use the area. We also planted our first seeds today – ain’t no stopping us now!
Playpod getting ready thanks to Dundee’s @scrapAntics
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ELPS P3 May 2015 key outcomes dataLast Monday, Donald, Tamsin’s dad lead the P3s in a “getting to know your bacteria session”!
We all used clickers to answer questions from the Interactive Whiteboard on bacteria. It was a bit like ask the audience in “Who wants to be..” There was some surprising answers! We could see the results on a block graph which showed us how clever we were.
Next we took samples using a cotton bud from either ourselves, shoes, objects in the room. We could sample 2 things. We rubbed the samples carefully on to special jelly that the bacteria like to eat. We made sure each sample kept to its own half. Donald took them away and put them in a cosy incubator so the bacteria would grow.
After 3 days we looked at the results… we were DARED to open the dishes! Donald took photographs of some of the dishes(plates) and told us lots of interesting facts about bacteria.
We then answered the same questions we were asked on Monday, we did so much better with our answers.
We had brilliant fun. Thank you Donald
P1 have been very busy working on their growth and change topic. Today we were learning about the life cycle of a seed. We learnt the sequence for planting a seed and then we went outdoors to plant our own seeds. We will be taking care of them in class, we know they will need light and water to help them grow. We also have some guests in class at the moment we have some caterpillars and some ladybird larvae. We have been observing them and making detailed notes and drawings of them in our journals. We shall be observing them over the next few weeks to see what changes occur. Keir brought in a carrot which he had grown at home for his show and tell this week, we were very impressed.
We have had a lot happening in P1 over the last few weeks. We had a tennis taster to learn some tennis skills just in time for Wimbledon!! We have harvested our potatoes and did some detailed drawing in the courtyard of plants and flowers. We also had a drama workshop, we made up exciting stories in far away enchanted lands. This week we have been focusing on healthy eating. We read the story Oliver’s Vegetables and then we tasted lots of yummy veg in class. We all tasted something we had not had before. We also made some plates of healthy food to show the veg we liked best.
Our topic this term is growth and change and we are seeing lots of evidence of this in class. We are growing potatoes, bean plants and mushrooms at the moment. We have been finding out what plants really need by growing them in different conditions, we have tried growing without soil, light and water. We have also been taking great care of our caterpillars and tadpoles, we know have some butterflies to release. We have also been carrying out experiments to find out exactly how plants drink. The children have been writing up their experiments and keeping detailed observations of all the changes that are happening.