Excitingly we have started this term with the Great Amaryllis Race! All three classes are competing against each other to grow the best Amaryllis plant. We have talked about what a plant needs to grow to ensure we get the best results. In addition to this the children have begun to grow bean plants and are testing the optimal conditions for them to grow. This all links in with this term’s topic of Long Long Ago.
We are enjoying getting to know the story of Jim and the Beanstalk and have compared it with the original story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have nearly learnt it off by heart and are going to be writing their own versions of the tale.
As a Year group we are looking at the work of the illustrator Arthur Rackham who was famous for his images of traditional tales. We are creating our own detailed drawings in his style using art pencils to add contrast.
In Maths we are enjoying the challenges of learning about multiplication and division and how they are linked. Later on this term we will be learning about fractions.