Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Gardening Fun

Now that our sunflowers and tomato plants have finished, we need to plant some more things in our class garden.  Today we planted some seeds into pots so that we can raise some seedlings.  We went behind the art room and had a peek at our new school worm farm before we started planting.  There were lots of busy worms working hard to eat our fruit scraps from our compost buckets.  The worm farm is in an old bath - we thought that was a great recycling idea!

We have been saving yoghurt pots from our lunchboxes so that we can re-use them as seed pots.  We carefully scooped out some potting mix into the pots and then planted some pea, snow-pea, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach seeds.

Lastly we gave them a drink.  Because there is a drought at the moment, we weren't allowed to use water from the tap to water our seeds.  Luckily at our school we have a clever rainwater tank that saves the water from the roof of our art room so we still have plenty of water to give our seeds a drink.

Some children from B4 will be taking our seed pots home to care for them until they are big strong seedlings that we can plant in our garden.  We will also be planting some different seeds straight into our garden next week.  We can't wait until we can harvest all the yummy vegetables we are growing!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Meet Milo Monkey

Last week B4 welcomed a new class member.  His name is Milo Monkey.  Each weekend he will go home with someone from the class who has been working extra hard all week.  They will write about Milo's adventures in his adventure book and then on Monday the rest of the class will hear all about what they have been up to at the weekend.  Milo was a bit shy joining our class, so he has spent this week sitting in our classroom and getting to know everyone.  Today he went home with Lucy!  Well done Lucy!  We hope you have a great weekend together!

Here are some photos of Milo Monkey having fun at Mrs Harrington's house last weekend.  So far we have found out he is very good at climbing trees, reading books and helping on the computer.  Mrs Harrington thinks he might be very good at helping with homework and cooking too!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Hip hop around the clock

We have been busy learning to read the time to the hour.  One of our favourite ways to practise is to sing Hip Hop Around the Clock.  We watch the video and use our little clocks to match the time on the screen.  Here is a video of us practising in our class.  We are becoming time experts!

Here is the whole video if you would like to learn to tell the time too!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

We are the Juniors!

For inquiry we have been learning about ourselves and our families.  On Friday it was the Juniors' turn to host the whole school assembly.  Miss Pauley in E7 made this great video of all of our Junior classes.  Take a look and see if you can spot the B4 Explorers!

Monday, 4 March 2013

What we are good at

In inquiry we have been learning lots about each other.  We have discovered that in B4 we are super clever!  We are good at lots of things.  We wrote some amazing stories about all of the things that we are good at doing at home and at school.  Here are some of our stories and artworks.  Come into B4 to read some more!