Due to Summer 1 being such a short half term I have decided to join both half terms together have World War 2 as the main theme.
Beautiful blooms will be taught through Science where we will find out how plants grow well. We will also learn about shadows in Science towards the end of the year. There will be lots of opportunities for outside learning, in the school grounds and the Green Wood. We will be creative too, with lots of art and design technology to fit with the topics.
We visited White Quarry Farm in Tadcaster and had a wonderful day.
We collected items in the wood according to their colour and learnt about different potatoes in the farm garden. We visited the vegetable patch for a quiz and smelt the different herbs that were growing.
In the afternoon Tango, who owns the farm, took us for a guided tour! We were all given a photograph of something we needed to look out for on the walk. She took us to the barley, wheat and oil seed rape fields where we could see the crops growing. It was really interesting in the grain store where we found a huge mound of wheat ready to be ground into flour.
The best part of the day was when we visited the sheep and horses. The sheep were really friendly and we were able to stroke them to feel the thickness of their wool. We also had the chance to meet a 3 week old foal. She followed her Mummy everywhere.
We went to the Greenwood one afternoon to be detectives; smooth detectives, rough detectives, green detectives and brown detectives. In groups we had to collect things depending on the name we were given.
When we were back in the classroom, we had to decide how to create a collage with the items we collected. Some groups ordered the items small to large, others created a unique pattern.
In science we have begun to learn about plants and how they grow well. We went out into the school grounds to take photographs of the different parts of a plant; the root, stem, leaf and flower. Some were harder than others to find!
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