Today the children were learning about different kinds of trees and how we can identify them by looking at their leaves. They went on a leaf treasure hunt to match up real leaves to our leaf identification
Later we created some art using the leaves and extra materials we found.
Today is science day and we have been looking at how food travels around the world and arrives in our supermarkets. We looked at food packaging and thought about why it is used.
This afternoon we did our first scientific experiment. We planned an investigation in small groups to find which packaging would be best to protect a strawberry. We chose 2 types of packages and wrapped up a strawberry. Mrs Barratt then dropped it and we looked to see how bruised it was !
Today we learnt about the Aboriginal festivals and celebrations. We watched them singing and dancing to the music played on a didgeridoo. Next we made our own . We tried very hard to make patterns with finger print dots.
We have begun this week by finding out about festivals in Australia and then comparing these to ones in England.
We heard about Anzac Day and made biscuits with Mrs McCormick.
We were lucky today to have a visit from Mrs Partis who has recently returned from a trip to Australia. She showed us lots of excellent pictures and told us all about her adventure. The children were very interested and asked lots of great questions – well done Sycamore !
We were disappointed to hear that in fact Wombats are very grumpy and smelly . Mrs Partis much preferred the koalas.
We have really enjoyed hearing and acting out Wombat Stew. We are learning this story through Talk for Writing.
We are off to a great start in Sycamore Class. We began by finding out about our new topic -Wandering Wombat and we listened to a funny story about a cheeky Wombat. We thought about where Australia is and learnt some names of other Australian animals.
Later we did some sorting in maths where we worked together to think of ways of grouping objects. There were lots of good ideas.
Later we did P.E and played some fun games. At the end we did find an extra pair of school shoes so if anyone is missing any let me know !
We are looking forward to some more Wombat work tomorrow and don’t forget we are off on our first Woodland adventure this week so we need wellies on Thursday.