This week in Thistle class we have been learning about where countries are in the world. If they are near to the Equator then they are hotter and if they are further away then they are usually colder. Have a listen to our children describing their learning in their own words.
Thistle Class have been very busy this term, settling into school, making friends, learning and having fun. Here are some photos to show you some of the things we have been doing.
The videos below are of the class in groups performing a poem about a seed. This week we have been learning the story of The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. The children had to make up their own actions/movements in response to the words of the poem and then perform them. As you can see, all of the children were superb!
This week, Thistle Class have been thinking about their new topic…..Water World! We started off having a talk about what we already know about water. Where do we find it? What does it do? What do we do with it? What is it good for? Everybody had lots of ideas and we discovered that we already knew quite a lot.
One of the things that we knew was that water helps plants to grow. We wondered…..if plants didn’t have any water would they still grow? In order to find this out we were going to plant a seed. Some seeds would have water and some would not. We made predictions about what would happen. Most of us thought that the seed would not grow at all. Some of us thought that the seed might grow a little bit.
We planted some broad beans using clear cups so we could see what was happening to our seeds. We are going to watch what happens over the next few weeks to see if our predictions are right.
Here we are with our seeds:
This week in Thistle Class we have been enjoying reading ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by the brilliant Michael Rosen and he was even kind enough to take time to reply to our tweet!
Hello Reception and Year 1 Classes at Mr Rockey’s school. ‘I give you three chances….’ https://t.co/zD3NgVgbJD
— Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) October 20, 2016
Not only have we loved listening to the story, but we have also had so much fun retelling the story, acting it out on our school field and here we are creating our own video of the story. We hope you enjoy it.