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Tropical World 02.07.21

As part of our science work around plants, we visited Tropical World today! We investigated all the different plants we could see and we were amazed at how big some of them were and all the different colours. We used iPads to take photos of ones we thought were really interesting.After lunch, we went to Roundhay Park as we had noticed that it was full of trees as we were walking up the the hill to Tropical World. We had lots of fun leaf rubbing and we were fascinated by all the details we could see on each leaf. rnWe have had a tiring but a an exciting adventure!

Sports Day 28.06.21

Today was Sports Day! We had lots of fun competing in different races and we were brave to try new things that we thought we couldn't do but now we know we can! It didn't matter who won we enjoyed taking part and cheering on our friends in other classes just as much!

Our Vegetable Garden 18.06.21

After reading The Enormous Turnip we decided to make our own vegetable garden using the empty tyres in our outside area. Miss Richardson gave us some pumpkin, tomato and courgette plants and some turnip and parsnip seeds to plant. We were every excited and we worked really hard getting our garden ready. We are going to water the plants and the seeds regularly and we can't wait to watch them grow!

Points and Patches!

As part of our gymnastics work this term, we have been learning about points and patches. We know now that points are the small parts of our bodies and patches are the large parts. We tried hard to hold balances on these points and patches for 5 seconds without wobbling which wasn't as easy as it sounds! We then found different ways of travelling and rolling before finally using what we have learnt to explore apparatus. Can you see our pointy toes too?

Wear it Green Day 14.05.21

Today was Wear it Green Day and we wore green to help raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. The theme is nature so we decided to make our own paintbrushes but not normal paintbrushes oh no we used sticks, leaves and buds to make them! It was a tricky challenge but we persevered and helped each other. Finally we experimented with painting with them! We decided that being slow, careful and taking our time worked best. It was a messy afternoon but lots of fun!

Earth Day 22.04.21

We know how important it is to look after our world, it is everyone's responsibility! Today we went litter picking in Middleton Park. "If we leave lots of rubbish, it will be smelly and no one will want to go there", Amelia explained. "Animals like squirrels and birds might eat some bits of rubbish and get poorly", Maya told us. "Their claws might get stuck in plastic bottles and they can't get out", Noah thought. We can't be having that! We found some rubbish but not lots and lots so we decided that some people are putting their rubbish in the bin or taking it home with them. Read some of our recounts below to find out more about what we found.

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