Take 200 mls of water, a bottle of red food colouring, one elegant rose and what do you have? Well, a red rose hopefully.
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the science hub here in Class Snow!
We have been working scientifically lately to investigate and discover more about plants. While being scientists, the children followed their own lines of enquiry on how to show the transportation of water through a healthy plant. It really was fascinating to observe the red liquid travel through the stem and into the primary and secondary veins of the leaf within a matter of minutes. Spy Magnus aided us in observing over time; an ongoing key science enquiry skill.
May I take this opportunity to thank all parents and children who have brought in a spare white shirt. The science shirts are now up and running. The children have enjoyed adding key vocabulary such as stem, oxygen, carbon dioxide and photosynthesis and then using them in their written work. If you see us wearing them around school please do stop and talk to us about the meaning of these words.
Over in the world of mathematics the children have been interpreting a variety of pictograms and bar charts with very different scales and keys. They collected their own set data by observing traffic on Highfield Road and used it to construct their own graphs. We then interpreted our results and thought carefully about influencing factors and implications for Malton. The children asked ‘What sorts of things might increase or decrease the volume of traffic using this road?’
Greek mythology has taken us on a very inspiring journey in Literacy lately and we began by highlighting the key language and structural features of a myth. The children composed pieces of writing describing both characters and ancient and mysterious settings using noun phrases and similes. Our budding authors are currently creating their key mythical character in preparation for writing their Greek myths. Very soon the children will apply all of the writing skills (taught in the identifying and planning stages) to their draft and then publish their very own myth. Once complete, you are warmly invited to pop in and read this with your child.
Thursday 23rd March 2017 is an important date for our diary. It is our class trip to Eureka (The National Children’s Museum) in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Please send your child to school with full school uniform on this day. We will be taking part in experiments to look at human space flight in more depth. Activities aim to leave the children inspired by the possibilities of space travel.
If you would like to speak to me about anything at all, you can find me at the Key Stage Two door before or after school.
Thank you for your continued support.