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Where in the world does our food come from?

Our big question this term is

Where in the world does our food come from?

 

As we go on this learning journey we will discover where our food comes from. We will learn about: plants and what a plant is, the history of farming, common wild flowers, garden flowers, the importance of creatures like earthworms and bees and the life cycle of a garden. We will observe and record our findings.

Week 1

We had a great first week back!

 

On Tuesday we introduced our new big question and we thought carefully about what we would like to find out. 

 

In English.  we have started our story Eddie's Garden and how to make thing grow. We are consolidating  grammar we have covered so far in this academic year.

 

In Maths we have revised counting in 2s and 5s. We have been consolidating our counting before starting multiplication and division next week.

 

In geography we have learned to match the seasons to the month of the year. We created season wheels to help us achieve this learning objective.

 

In Spanish we have started learning about fruit (las frutas). We will be continuing to learn about fruit in Spanish this term.

 

Week 2 

This week has been an exciting diving into our big question.

 

We have continued our story of Eddie's Garden and how to make things grow. We have been writing sentences ensuring we are using adjectives, verbs, conjunctions and plurals using the suffix 's'. 

 

In maths we have started our unit on multiplication and division. Children have been counting in 10s and grouping an amount making sure they are equal!

 

In geography we have been going out into our wildlife area. We have discussed what we would say to someone who wanted to visit. Who would that person be? What would they see? Does it change over time? How and why does it do this?

 

In art the children loved creating art work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy (sculptor, photographer and environmentalist). They worked in pairs to  create land art using natural materials in a urban setting. 

 

... and so much more!

 

Please remember we have coffee morning on Tuesday 3rd May at 9am in the school hall! 

 

Have a great weekend.  

 

 

Week 3

This week we have continued to dive into our big question.

 

We finished our story of Eddie's Garden and how to make things grow. We have been continuing to write sentences ensuring we are using adjectives, verbs, conjunctions and plurals using suffixes such as ed, ing and er.

 

In maths we have continued with our unit on multiplication and division. Ladybirds have been looking at arrays. We know that an array is made from columns and rows!

 

In geography and art we are continuing to go out into our wildlife area. We have been exploring our wildlife area in more detail and we even recreated our art work which was inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. We looked at our own art from last week and discussed how we could improve it. 

 

In History, we looked at  Jethro Tull and learned about who he was and why he is such an important figure in the agricultural revolution. We created a timeline with the main events of his life. 

 

Week 4

Wow what a fantastic week we had exploring our big question!

In maths we have just started our new unit which is fractions. We have being looking at finding parts of a whole. We know that two parts make up one whole of a shape or an object.

 

In English, we started our new text which is 'It started with a seed' by Laura Knowles. We started with predicting what we thought the text would be about, we discussed what age group would read the book and what characters might be in the book.

 

In history, we continued to learn about Jethro Tull. We looked at the importance of the seed drill and how it influenced farming.

 

In DT we have revisited healthy eating and the different food groups. We created a healthy lunchbox with each of the food groups.

 

We went to Godstone Farm on Friday and this was super fun! Farmer Jess talked to us about Farmer Mike and his vegetables and how he looks after his garden and grows a variety of different fruit and vegetables. We then got the opportunity to plant seeds at the farm and we got to bring these home. We explored the grounds of Godstone farm while feeding the ducks and the pigs. We also got to see some piglets race at the farm. Before we headed back to the coach, we explored the dinosaur trail and this was very cool!