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Plum term 1

Week Seven
In Science, we made further tests to find out if the leaf was waterproof, as most of us thought. This time we wrapped the leaf over a plastic tub then we could see clearly if the water went through or not. We have concluded that the leaf is waterproof.
Week Six

In Science, we asked the question, I wonder if a leaf is waterproof or absorbent? We tried testing the leaf and observing it closely when water is poured over it. Before our test, we looked at water poured onto a paper towel and a plastic sheet to see the difference between waterproof and absorbent.

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Today, we went on a Geography/Science field trip. We visited a local orchard that we found on an aerial photograph of the village. Whilst we were there, we labelled parts of the trees in the orchard.
Week Five
We have been sorting numbers and so reinforcing the language around place value. We have sorted odds and even numbers, as well as, multiples of two five and ten.

In R.E, we retold the story Jonah and the Big Fish by making group pictures. We are learning some of the stories Jesus told and what this teaches a Christian about God.

Week Four
As part of Science, we have been clearing the flower bed ready to plant autumn pansies. We discovered potatoes with roots and tubers growing. There were also oak seedlings, fungi, weeds, sticks, daffodil bulbs and acorns to clear. Next week we plan to get planting the pansies and spring bulbs. 
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In Art, we made magical trees linked to story and Science. We excersised our imaginations and manipulative skills. It was also lots of fun.

We have been finding different ways to count in steps of five and practising the pattern by rote. 
This is the mental arithmetic wipe off board we were introduced to this week. Each time we will focus on one particular number; this time it was number five.
Week Three

In literacy, we wrote a report about our field trip to Hadlow and made a large group map in the hall. 

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Our Geography field trip to Hadlow village was lots of fun and luckily the rain held off. We were able to spot human and physical features and compare them to an aerial photograph back in class.
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This week we made pairs and showed counting on in steps of two.
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In groups, we solved anagrams that made words that are parts of a tree. We then labelled the tree!
In Maths, we noticed that the pattern of counting in twos misses out a number. We drew our own number lines and jumped over to count the steps of two.
Week Two
In Science, we have been looking for signs of autumn and recording the weather. 

In Maths, we have been finding one more and one less than a given number and showing this in different ways.

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We have been practising asking questions this week and then wrote questions that Beegu might ask. We acted out the part of the story where Beegu tried to talk to rabbits and trees. 
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Week One

We have had a wonderful first week in Plum Class. Already we have learnt how to use our new books and all the new routines.

In Maths, we have been showing off our knowledge with numbers to twenty and using the terms more than, less than and equal to.

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In literacy, we have been learning the story Beegu by heart. This will help us to prepare for different kinds of writing over the next few weeks.
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