As the culmination of our learning on plants and the environment, the children worked collaboratively to create a small garden area, thinking about how they would like the plants positioning as well as how they would like the decorations placed. Here is the end result, and the moment we would our award for "Best Planting Style"...
Giraffe Class' letters of persuasion
Here at Brinsworth Manor Infants School, we aim to have an broad curriculum that identifies how different subjects can link and cross over with each other. This half term, the children have been exploring growing plants and flowers and their importance to the world. In this project, they are designing a garden area to develop within school grounds so we decided to try and get persuasive in order to get the support of some local businesses.
Giraffe class in P.E.
Giraffe class have been taking part in a gymnastics lesson with our amazing P.E. coordinator focusing on travelling, balancing and jumping before putting these skills together in order to put their own routine together.
Science in Giraffe Class
We have been doing lots of work on plants and flowers this half term. We've learned about the parts of plants: petals, stem, leaves, roots. We've also been learning about what each part does. They all have important jobs, like the roots anchor the plant to the ground and absorb water and nutrients from the soil. At the moment, we're growing some sunflowers and have plants in class that we are looking after.
Geography in Giraffe Class
We're been learning about Peru. This is a country in South America. When we used Google Maps and explored the streets, we could see that the capital city, Lima, had many similarities and differences to our own towns and cities. We're been using maps, atlases, globes and google maps to locate where in the world Peru is and been learning about things like their flag and foods.
Did you know they eat roasted guinea pig?
Giraffe class exploring 3D shape
We looked at 3D shape and used a variety of resources to make different 3D shapes including cubes, cuboids, prisms, square-based pyramids, triangular based pyramids and cones. Throughout the week we learned about the faces, edges and vertices that make up every 3D shape.