English: This week we have been continuing our topic of plants and looking at instructions. The children looked at a set of instructions for growing a bean plant and ordered them to ensure they made sense. We then looked at the language used in instructions to create our own. The children followed their instructions and planted a bean which we are all patiently waiting to see if they grow.
Maths: We have been looking at quarters this week and I have been very impressed with everybody’s growth mindset in this particular topic. The child have loved quartering shapes and have began to quarter numbers. What does the word quarter mean?
PE: We have been practising on improving our skills with tennis rackets and hockey sticks. The children have been working together to improve their accuracy and technique and it has been fantastic to see so many positive words of encouragement said to one another. Well Done!!
DT: In DT we have been looking at materials and tools that are used in a garden. We have looked at what we might find in the garden and what material it is made from and why. The children then had a go at drawing their own garden and had to label all the different materials they could find.
Science: We have been looking deeper into how plants form. We dissected some plants and looked at their roots, stems, flowers and leaves. The children then planted their own sunflowers following the instructions. These instructions were different to how we planted our beans so we had to concentrate to make sure we did the right steps.
Have a lovely weekend Paddington Class!
Miss Leatherland 🙂