Thursday, 28 April 2016
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
This week we have been looking at the work of the famous artist David Hockney.
Today we took a section of his picture 'Gate House Wall' and we added what we thought might be around it. There were some beautiful results. When they are dry, we will hang them in the classroom.
This is the original painting:
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Sunday, 24 April 2016
Thursday, 21 April 2016
Ash class celebrated the Queen's birthday by thinking of all the different ways they could make 90 as part of their morning challenge. They were amazing at using so much of the maths they know to work out so many sums. Well done - the Queen would be proud of you!
We started the morning in Walnut class by reflecting in groups... what will the rocket seeds, that we planted yesterday, need to grow successfully?
We then looked at a card Mrs Tatman had been given and talked about what the message meant.
What are the things that help us to grow into the best person we could possibly be? If we were a seed, what would we need?
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
We were all so much excited to be part of the space seeds planting. Everyone really enjoyed working out how to make a fair test, guessing if our red packet of seeds for Ash class had gone to space or not and then enjoying the planting of the tiny seeds.
It was so exciting today, we planted some seeds which have been to space with Tim Peake!
We are part of a huge experiment to test whether seeds which have been to space will grow the same as seeds that have stayed on Earth- you may have seen it on the news. (You can read and watch about it here.)
We had some strict instructions to follow:
Everyone in Year 2 had the chance to plant at least one seed. We can't wait to see what happens! When we were making our predictions, most of Walnut thought that there definitely would be a difference between the seeds which had been to space and the seeds which hadn't. We have to watch them closely and fill in a special chart for the next 35 days.
You can watch some rocket seeds being planted on Blue Peter if you click here.