Our final day has arrived! We were required to count how many plants were alive. There were 22 plants from the red packet seeds and 29 blue packet plants still alive. We have looked at all the data we have collected and there doesn’t seem to be a clear distinction between the two sets of plants. We’re now excited about finding out the results!
This week we have been finishing our topic about Jack and the Beanstalk. We have done lots of story telling using our completed story map with words and actions.
We have also planted our beanstalk plants outside because they have grown so BIG in the classroom. So we can continue watching them them grow in our outdoor area. The children are waiting for beans to grow on the plants so we can have them for dinner one day.
This morning all the KS2 children were invited to Congleton Town Hall to be entertained by the Harvestehude Symphony Orchestra, from Hamburg. Their conductor, Hanish Shankar, introduced us to all the different sections and instruments in the orchestra. Millie and Geordan were surprised when they played happy birthday to them. We were able to ask the musicians questions and even some of us had a try at conducting. Apparently, the most important part of conducting is schussing your hair! The orchestra played a 15 minute piece by Brahms. It was a great experience.
On Wednesday, Year 4 went to Chester with Year 3 to find out more about Roman Britain.
First, we went on a Roman soldier patrol. We each got given a shield and marched to the Roman Gardens. At the gardens, we found out about who could become a Roman soldier and what weapons they used. We soon found out that Elitsa would not make a very good Roman soldier- she was too young, too short but worst of all, female! Females were not allowed in the Roman Army.
We then had a go at making Roman Army formations.
Today’s instructions were to find the average number of leaves for each tray. We started by randomly selecting 5 plants in each tray then counting the leaves on each plant. Next we had to add up the number of leaves and divide by 5 to find the average number. Red 1 had 4.6 leaves, Red 2 3.75 leaves, Red 3 4.3 and Red 4 had 3.2 leaves. The blue rocket leaves have slightly more leaves with Blue 1 having 4.6 leaves, Blue 2 3.8, Blue 3 3.6 and finally Blue 4 had 4.25 leaves. Mrs Pearce is slightly concerned that her “not so green fingers” are having an effect on the growth of the rocket seeds. Mrs Camp has brought in more seeds, so that we can grow another batch to test if it is Mrs Pearce’s lack of gardening skills!
We have been measuring in Maths, using Giant footsteps and Jack footsteps. The children had to measure how long the table was, how long their tray was, how long a piece of paper is, and how long a ruler is. Some of the children wanted to see how many of the Giants footsteps it would be to Mrs Yoxall in the office. How many do you think it was?