Thistle Class’s Learning This Week

This week Thistle Class have been reading the story of Beegu. Beegu is an alien and she has got three eyes. She crash lands on Earth and is lost. Some children help Beegu. We acted out the story and imagined we were Beegu. We wrote about Beegu and about how she was feeling.

We have been singing the Solar System Song. We also had some instruments and we pretended we went into space. We made up our own music.

Stanley says he liked writing about Beegu this week. Lewis has enjoyed making portholes. Hattie and Joshua have loved making bear on bread. Lawson has enjoyed learning about Beegu. Alice liked describing Beegu.

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Hot and Cold Countries

This week in Thistle class we have been learning about where countries are in the world. If they are near to the Equator then they are hotter and if they are further away then they are usually colder. Have a listen to our children describing their learning in their own words.

The Tiny Seed

The videos below are of the class in groups performing a poem about a seed. This week we have been learning the story of The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. The children had to make up their own actions/movements in response to the words of the poem and then perform them. As you can see, all of the children were superb!

Water World!

This week, Thistle Class have been thinking about their new topic…..Water World! We started off having a talk about what we already know about water. Where do we find it? What does it do? What do we do with it? What is it good for? Everybody had lots of ideas and we discovered that we already knew quite a lot.

One of the things that we knew was that water helps plants to grow. We wondered…..if plants didn’t have any water would they still grow? In order to find this out we were going to plant a seed. Some seeds would have water and some would not. We made predictions about what would happen. Most of us thought that the seed would not grow at all. Some of us thought that the seed might grow a little bit.

We planted some broad beans using clear cups so we could see what was happening to our seeds. We are going to watch what happens over the next few weeks to see if our predictions are right.

Here we are with our seeds:

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Little Rabbit Foo Foo

This week in Thistle Class we have been enjoying reading ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by the brilliant Michael Rosen and he was even kind enough to take time to reply to our tweet!

Not only have we loved listening to the story, but we have also had so much fun retelling the story, acting it out on our school field and here we are creating our own video of the story. We hope you enjoy it.