Greys class had a great start to the week with a visit to Tolhurst Organic Farm. Rose told us all about the farm and how important organic farming is.
She then introduced us to her Dad, (Josie’s Grandad) Tolly who gave us a fantastic tour of the beautiful gardens, explained about all the different fruit and vegetables that they grow there.
He told us how important worms and insects are to Organic farming and founf quite a few worms for us to see.
We also looked at the poly tunnels and saw the tomatoes growing in them and the greenhouses.
We finished our visit by planting peas to take home with us and were also given a sunflower plant to grow at home.
We had a great time and a huge thank you to the Tolhurst family for a very interesting and fun morning.
In Maths we have been learning about the properties of 3d shapes.
We made nets to help us see how many faces shapes have.
We also made 3d shapes out of cocktail sticks and mini marshmallows which helped us count the corners and edges of the shapes so much easier. The trickiest part of this task was trying not to eat the marshmallows.
In Literacy we spent the week planning a letter using adjectives to describe a hat that we had lost. We also described the place where we lost it and then put it all together to write our letter to Tolly pretending that we had lost our hat on our visit to the Farm. We managed to used different suffixes in our writing and exclamation sentences and questions.
In Art we began to make some birds for our scarecrow display. We began by folding and shaping newspaper, to then put onto long sticks and securing them with tape to form the body of our birds.
In French we drew monsters and then labelled their body parts using the words we have been learning when we have sang ” Heads, shoulders, knees and toes” in French.
We have finally finished our topic on Plants and what fun we have had. We seem to have had countless experiments ongoing and from feedback it seems that lots of children have been inspired to grow things at home.
We are now in Week 2 of our rocket seeds experiment and they are starting to grow, being turned and watered every other day.
On Tuesday afternoon we kick started our Seaside topic with a visit from Oxfordshire Museum Services who ran a very entertaining workshop. We were taken back in time 100 years to what life was like at the seaside. We dressed up in different bathing outfits.
We used parasols to protect us from the sun.
We tried on different hats.
We looked at a variety of cameras that people would have used during the past 100 years.
We looked at old photos and tried to see what was similar and what was different to seasides today.
We even had our own Punch and Judy show.
Show and Tell next week will be related to the Seaside.
Monday – Joseph
Tuesday – Dylan
Wednesday – Daisy
Thursday – Freya
Friday – Sienna
Have a lovely weekend!