We have had more children start making their puppets this week. I promised 2S that I would take lots of photos to put on the blog to show you all.
In science we are investigating the germination process.
Every single seed has the beginnings of a new plant inside it, along with a little store of food to help it grow. When the conditions are right, the seed soaks up water and swells. The tiny new plant bursts out of its shell. This is called germination.
We planted our seeds in wet compost and soil. Over the next few days we will be checking to see if our seeds have gone through the germination process.
You can find a video about the germination process on this website:
The photograph below was taken on day 2. Can you see that the seed coat is beginning to split?
We have had some fantastic writing produced in 2S this week. The children have been learning how to write a balanced argument. We used evidence from the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to justify our arguments. A balanced argument has to include both sides of the story.
In our writing we have used lots of different phrases such as:
In my opinion..
I think that ...
The character Jack is ...
In the story ....
The children have also used lots of adventurous word choices to keep the reader interested.
Look at our amazing work...
In literacy we have been exploring the character 'Jack' from the Traditional Tale Jack and the beanstalk.
We used evidence from the story to look at his good and bad personality traits. We wrote some brief sentences in preparation for writing a balanced argument.
It all got very technical this week in our ICT lesson! The children have started learning all about algorithms. In our coding unit we have been learning how to use Scratch. In Scratch we can program a series of instructions.
We had to pick two characters, or 'sprites' as they are called in coding, and try and program them so they could talk to each other. If we encountered any problems with our sprites we had to go back to our algorithm and 'debug' it.
The children are carrying on with some of our Traditional Tales activities from before the holidays. In Design and Technology we looked at the different types of puppets and how they are made. The children designed their own hand puppet and this week they have started sewing it together.
It was a little tricky and took us a while to get to grips with the technique of sewing. Big thumbs up to Ima and Aleena who were brilliant at sewing.
We hope you all had a restful Easter Break. The children have been incredibly busy this week with lots of exciting things going on in literacy, ICT and Design and Technology.
Ms Stapleton has added some extra homework on the MyMaths website for anyone that wants to complete a little extra during the holidays.