Welcome to Othello. Year 1.
The past few weeks have been very busy. Our topic has been ‘One tiny seed’ and we have been looking at how plants grow. We started by sowing some cress seeds. We were able to write bossy instructions after that! We also kept a seed diary to keep a record of how the seeds changed over the following days.
We have been out in the Garden area, too, helped by Mrs Geary. We have been clearing the beds ready to plant out the runner bean and beetroot seedlings we sowed, once they are big enough. During Science Week, we explored the statement ‘All plants are the same’. This led to some interesting discussions. Everyone disagreed with this at first. After some great investigations, some of us might be changing our minds a little!
We spent some time in the wild life area. We were looking for the signs of Spring. We had to use all our senses; what could we hear, smell, feel and see. We then used all that information to write a poem. We had already looked at different kinds of poems to see what makes a poem different from other types of writing. We have also used seeds of different shapes, sizes and colours to make patterns.
We even had time to enjoy World Book day, sharing our favourite books with our friends. We, also, used what we had been learning about in Maths to make a bar graph, showing what our favourite genre of book is – it is fiction (by quite a long way, as you can see!).
Thank you, also, to all of you who were able to come to our class assembly. We had fun showing you the many other things we have been up to, too!