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Spring (2) Topic: Down at the Bottom of the Garden

Down at the Bottom of the Garden!


This topic has a big science focus which helps us learn about plants, trees and animals.


This is one of our displays which is all about plants! 



Thank you to those that grew their cress seeds over the holidays! The decorated cups were all fantastic and Mrs Greensmith had the very tricky job of deciding two winners in Cedar Class! 


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We kicked off the topic by having a 'dig and grow' day.


We explored our school grounds and became plant detectives to find and describe different plants and trees.




Mrs Lowings worked with the children to create a 'wellipede' - planting flowers in old wellies! 







We also learnt about the different parts of a flowering plant. 




We carried out a science investigation to find out how much water a plant needs to be able to grow and stay healthy. 

We watered one plant with a jug of water each day, one with a beaker of water each day and one plant we didn't water at all.


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We found out that plants need a little bit of water to grow and stay healthy rather than a jug each day or no water at all!


This is the science book we created as a class to show our investigation and findings. 




In art we have been looking at how artists use pencils to create different textures and tones.




We practised using different graded pencils to create marks that look different. 




Finally, we used the skills we learnt to create an observational drawing of a plant. 






We thought about the animals you might find in the garden. We then learnt about the different animal groups and sorted a selection of animals depending on what they looked like and their habitats.




We also learnt about what it means for animals to be carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and used what we knew about what they ate to sort animals into these groups. 




We gathered all this information to help us make a fact page about an animal. We took notes in our jotters, using non-fiction texts to help us learn new facts. We then wrote up our notes into sentences. We used the laptops to type up some captions. We then put all the different parts of our fact page together to make an excellent information page about an animal. 


Take a look at our interesting fact pages below - click on the picture to enlarge it and have a read! 

Picture 1 Alana's fact page
Picture 2 Alfie's fact page
Picture 3 Anya's fact page
Picture 4 Ava's fact page
Picture 5 Daisy's fact page
Picture 6 Dexter's fact page
Picture 7 Emily's fact page
Picture 8 Freddie's fact page
Picture 9 Freya's fact page
Picture 10 Grace's fact page
Picture 11 Hannah's fact page
Picture 12 Jack's fact page
Picture 13 James' fact page
Picture 14 Jayden's fact page
Picture 15 Jessie's fact page
Picture 16 Logan's fact page
Picture 17 Lucas' fact page
Picture 18 Max's fact page
Picture 19 Megan's fact page
Picture 20 Millie's fact page
Picture 21 Olivia's fact page
Picture 22 Phoebe's fact page
Picture 23 Phoebe's fact page
Picture 24 Riley's fact page
Picture 25 Samuel's fact page
Picture 26 Terrance's fact page
Picture 27 Thomas' fact page
Picture 28 William's fact page
Picture 29 Zachary's fact page
Picture 30 Zak's fact page