Spring 2 - Plants
Our Blue Class topic this Spring 2 has been all about plants and how they grow.
We set up an experiment using cress seeds to find out the right conditions to grow cress. In pot one we placed cress seeds on a bed of cotton wool with water and positioned them on the classroom window sill to provide light.. In pot two we placed cress seeds on a bed of cotton wool without water and put them on the window sill to provide light. In pot three we placed cress seeds on a bed of cotton wool with water and put them in a dark cupboard. In pot four we placed cress seeds on a bed of cotton wool with water and put them in the cold fridge in the dark. Finally we predicted which seeds would grow and which would not.
We recorded any growth over the next seven days. We found out that the seeds that were given water and light grew the best.
We have also investigated how roots grow using a glass jar and a hyacinth bulb.
Using different coloured food dyes we tested out how the stems of celery sticks suck up water and take it to the leaves of the plant.
Our theme in Blue class for World Book Day was China and the featured book - Mulan.
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Bashford dressed up in Chinese style costumes. We enjoyed lots of activities including a super Chinese restaraunt in the theme area which everyone enjoyed using, complete with chopsticks!
This week we sang our Easter themed songs at the Methodist Church Easter Garden service and enjoyed Easter biscuits and Simnel cake on our walk back to school.