P3 have been making great progress over the last few weeks to get their big project moving. We have finished tidying the courtyard, it is looking great and is now much easier to get around in and use. When we were cleaning up we found all the bits for a wormery so we have set this up and hope our worms will get to work and make us some compost.
Out in the playground we have spent lots of time clearing away the overgrown shrubs – a great big thank you to the parents who helped with this very hard work. We can now see what space we have to work in.
Our library TARDIS arrived (thanks Mr Pentony) and is beginning to fill up with books. We have also been painting pots to use in the garden and we are making resources to use outside too. We will be encouraging wildlife by setting up a small pond, a bug hotel and a hedgehog box in the next few weeks. Great work P3!
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!
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.