St Thomas Class Week Beginning 14th June
In English the children have been continuing to base their learning around the book The Wonder by Faye Hanson. They have used a story map to learn a setting description off by heart, which they have been practising daily. Towards the end of the week they began to imitate the text by writing as much of it as they could remember. This is much harder than it sounds but they all did a fantastic job and produced some quality work. Next week they will start to innovate the text by using the same structure but replacing various aspects with their own ideas.
In Science, we planned a fair test to see what plants need to grow and stay healthy. We began by planting bean seeds into 4 pots of the same size, with the same amount of soil in each. We have got a control plant that is being kept in a sunny spot and is being watered regularly, whilst the other plants are missing various factors. One is in the same sunny spot but being given no water, one is being watered but is in a dark cupboard and one plant is in a dark cupboard with no water. We have made predictions as to what we think will happen, The children will monitor each plant’s progress over the coming weeks and will write down their observations in a table. At the end of the experiment we will see if our predictions were correct.
In Maths this week the children have been learning to recognise and use the multiplication symbol. They were given multiplication calculations which they then had to write as a sentence eg. 4 x 5 = 20 is the same as 4 lots of 5 is equal to 20. They then had to represent the calculation with a picture… such as 4 trees with 5 apples on each.
The children have also enjoyed an amazing dance workshop today (Sean Paul Dance), and all participated with great enthusiasm. The teachers and TA’s loved it too!
Finally, a big well done to Luka and Maya for receiving certificates in our Virtues and Values assembly by demonstrating that they are hopeful for the future by talking about what they hope to achieve in Year 2.