A quick update about projects we are doing in school

Imagine it is Easter already! The year is flying by. Teacher is delighted to report that Second Class, Room 6 are making excellent progress in learning their addition and take away tables. We will be ready for the challenges of multiplication and division next year in Third Class.

We have done a lot of science this year. We made a walkie talkie using tin cans which really worked. But we decided that the best fun we had in Science was the day we made Baking Powder Bombs. A close second was the day we experimented with the static electricity using balloons and made our hair stand on end 🙂

We are doing a lot of project work. We began by doing projects on the owl. This was because we were reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson.

We followed up be doing projects on animals we met in another book by the same author ‘The Aardvark Who Wasn’t Sure’. We learn that aardvark means ‘earth pig’ and they like to eat termites. We learnt about nocturnal and diurnal animals. We learnt about their habitats. For example aardvarks live in the veldt in Africa. We learnt whether they were herbivores, carnivores, insectivores or omnivores.

Another day we were learning how to write riddles. We saw this one online;
‘I live in the canopy. I rarely touch the forest floor. I hang upside down all day. I move as slow as a tortoise. My hair is brown and green. I eat tree leaves. Who am I?
Can you guess the answer.

It is a sloth.
We became so interested in them we ended up doing a project about these fascinating animals too.
They are a greenish brown because they are so slow moving a green algae grows on their fur!

Laura’s lovely ‘Owl and Fox in a Landscape’.

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