We are thinking about growing this term. We have read a beautiful book called ‘Once There Were Giants’ and this got us thinking about things that grow. We know that plants grow. We started by showing that we can understand what a plant is and how we know what is a plant and what is not a plant.
We looked carefully at plants to identify the different parts. We used this knowledge to label a diagram of a flower and a tree.
We used what we had learnt to produce an observational watercolour painting of a flower. We used our brushes very carefully, making small strokes and adding colour to the painting slowly. We thought very carefully about the colours we would need to show what we could observe.
We have been thinking all about how important team work is. We discovered we are part of lots of teams: our school, our class, our table groups, clubs such as Beavers and many more! We discussed how we can be an effective team member and how useful it is to work effectively in a team.
We thought about how we could work together to complete a challenge. We stood in a big circle holding hands. We had to pass a hula hoop around the circle without breaking it! We knew we would only manage this if we worked together well. Mrs Jones said we make a great team!
We have thought about the human lifecycle and about part of plants. We decided to investigate the plant lifecycle so we are growing sunflowers!