This half term we are learning all about mini beasts. What busy bees we have been this week. This week has been our bee themed week, where we have learnt all about bees. On Wednesday Little Wrens went on a walk to look for bees with Betty Bee and had a honey sandwich picnic. On Thursday we planted flowers to attract the bees and wrote letters to the Queen Bee. Did you know that bees are very important as they help plants to grow fruit and seeds?
Swifts began the week exploring solids, liquids and gases and had a chance to look, feel and smell a range of materials in school to help them categorise a solid, a liquid and a gas. Building on our knowledge of a liquid, the hexagons went a step further and found some liquids don’t fix to the shape of the container such as thick hand cream. They learnt this is a very special liquid called Newtonian liquid that doesn’t fix to the shape of the object completely! We then learnt that nappies have a special chemical in them to change water into gel. We were so impressed that we even managed to make fake snow out of the gel and reverse the gel back into a liquid using salt.
We also went on a learning hunt to find the definitions of our connected curriculum words and solve the missing puzzle set up around school. We enjoyed learning our new words and putting them into context within the lessons.
We also had a wonderful liturgical prayer lead by Joshua, Edward and William who read a scripture and shared ways in which we can recognise new life in ourselves as we are always growing.
Owls have had a busy first week back. On Monday, we welcomed parents, grandparents and friends of St Mary’s into school to begin planting up our Community Garden. Have a look at more photographs on our school website page. Our classroom is now full of germinating seeds! The garden is already looking fabulous and we can’t wait to get the fence erected next week.
In maths, we have been learning to convert between metric and imperial units of measure, estimating and solving challenging problems.
We have also designed and created a jigsaw piece that will be incorporated in a collaborative art installation to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee