During Environment Week we decided to use Wall-E to help us learn about the sort of environment we would like to live in. We thought that Earth in the future was messy and dirty and not very nice. We also learnt how important plants were.
We decided to plant some beans to add some more plants to our environment. There were some other seeds as well and we talked about which one would grow fastest if we put them in a race.
Look what happened to the bean only a week later!
We also talked about 3-D shape a lot during the week as Miss Parker set us a challenge to build our own Wall-E but only once we could talk about the shapes we needed to make him.
Doesn’t he look wonderful? He even has a flap on the front so he can open it and put the rubbish inside. You might be able to spot some kids from Garnet class there was well who came to help us.
We also worked with our friends from Nursery outside to create a giant Wall-E. He was bigger than we were!
Our parents and carers made lots of comments on our learning about Wall-E during Environment Week.
What have we been learning?
- About what our environment is and what we would like it to look like.
- About the importance of plants and why we need them in our environment.
- About 3-D shapes and how to describe them using the correct words- edge, vertices and faces.
How you can continue the learning at home!
- Collect some boxes and junk modelling- can you make a model of Wall-E or a different robot?
- Look for 3-D shapes in your home and think about why it is a good shape for that job, for example, why don’t we have a sphere for a TV?
- Tlak ajot what you like in your home environment and what you don’t like. Make sure you keep it tidy like Wall-E did!
- Look at the plants in your garden. Which plants do you have? Could you add any more!
We had a busy week getting ready for Mother’s Day and saying Thank You to our Mums and other female carers. Wed decided that we would like to make them a card and give them a present. Everyone agreed that our mums usually liked flowers so this is what we gave them. The twist was thought that we have help our mums looks after their plant and wait for them to grow.
We invited our mums into school. If our mums couldn’t make it then nannans could come or aunties or big sisters. The only rule was you had to be a girl! (Dads- don’t worry, you’ll get your turn when its Father’s Day and we say no Mums)
We learnt some songs to sing to our mums and then gave them their special gifts. Nursery and Key Stage One did the same. There were so many people there- over 100 mums and other female carers came! Wow!
We were so pleased to see our mums in school and share this special time with them. Thanks to everyone who came! We hope you enjoyed it 🙂
Do you remember in Environment Week when we went to look at our allotment? Miss Parker decided we needed to learn about plants because lots of us got confused when looking at the roots, leaves and stems on the weeds and weren’t sure what to call them. We decided we would plant some seeds so we could watch them grow and talk about what we could see.
We were lucky in school to receive some tomato seeds from the National Schools Partnership.
We got busy planting making sure we had enough soil for the seeds and that we covered them up. Garnet class came to make sure everyone in Reception had one.
And then we had to wait…….
We are looking very carefully to see if we can see the stem and the leaves starting to grow. Can you see them? Why can’t you see the roots?
We’ll continue to watch them grow and talk about what we can see happening. How long do you think it will be before we see a tomato?
Keep coming back to see how much they have grown.