Summary of Living Things

As a class we discussed what we had learned during the topic of living things.  The children thought about what they had learned throughout the topic and what they found most enjoyable.  This is what the children had to say:

 

Molly

I really enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a chicken because I found it interesting that they grow inside an egg.

 

Sara

I enjoyed learning about how to look after animals.

 

Adam C

I really enjoyed learning about plants and growing cress.

 

Ethan

I really enjoyed learning about the butterflies because I found it interesting that they have to wait for their wings to dry out before they can fly.

 

Adam W

I enjoyed learning about pet animals and enjoyed pretending to be a vet.

 

Ashton

I enjoyed learning about how to take care of animals and the best part was taking part in the role play.

 

Zoe

I really enjoyed making the animal masks and I like pretending to be a vet.

 

Daniel

I enjoyed learning about taking care of animals and I think it is very important to keep them fit.

The different parts of a plant.

Today we were learning to identify the different parts of a plant.  We learned how to identify the flower, stem, leaves and roots of a plant.

Lauren:

I was successful because I was able to mould the clay into the shape of a flower and I was also successful at labelling the different parts of a flower.

Molly:

I was successful because I was able to complete the labelling and colouring in activity.

Zoe:

I was successful at making a plant seed packet because I could identify my flower and make a price for it.  I was also able to mould the clay into the shape of a flower.

Ashton:

I was successful at making my clay flower and also at making my seed packet.

Matthew and Sam:

I was successful at identifying the different parts of a plant.

Adam W:

I was successful at making a clay model of a flower and a seed packet.  I was most succussful at labelling the different parts of the flower.

Adam C:

I was successful at moulding my clay into a flower.

Daniel C, Emma, Sara, Ethan and Daniel:

I was successful at moulding the clay into the flower.

Planting Cress Seeds

Primary 1.3 planted cress seeds today.

First we put wet cotton wool in the bottom of a container. Then we each sprinkled seeds all over the cotton wool.

We put them all in different places to see how it affects their growth.

 

Adam W:

I was sucessful at planting the cress seeds because we managed to sprinkle them over the wet cotton wool.

 

Matthew:

I was successful at planting the seeds because I worked together with the other people in my group.

 

Emma:

I enjoyed planting the cress seeds.  They need water and sunlight to grow.

 

Ethan:

I was successful because I managed to wet the cotton wool and put it in the bottom of the container.

 

Ashton:

I was very successful at writing about planting the cress seeds and drawing the picture to match.

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Primary 1.3 was learning to identify the different stages in the life cycle of a butterfly.

The children worked around three stations.  At station 1 was a writing activity where the children had to identify what happened at each stage in the life cycle and write about it. At station 2 the children made symmetrical butterflies and at station 3 the children worked with the teacher, using inflatable resources to describe the different stages of the life cycle.

After the lesson the children were then asked to identify what they were successful at during the lesson and anything else they would like to know about the life cycle of a butterfly. This is what they said…

 Adam C

“I     wos     good    at   the  butflei.”

 I was good at the butterfly.

 

Ashton

“I wood lieec to lern abowt how butr  flay grown”

 I would like to learn about how a butterfly grows.

 

Daniel

“I wot to  lern hou to labt hou rit butfli”                                                                                                                                                                                             

 I want to learn how to write butterfly.

 

Daniel C

“I  was sucsefel at butterflys. And smectral . I need to warc on writing I was struggling”

I was successful at learning about butterflies and making them symmetrical.  I need to work on writing about the different stages as I was struggling.

 

Emma

“I wave  I sefoa at macn patn.   

Iwosit good atmy at the pairs.”

I was successful at making patterns on the butterfly.  I was not so successful at the pairs game.

 

Josh

“i   wosas foaatbutarflaees                   butflaeeslaeegs   I         wos             not          asefoaatmyrieent.”

I was successful at learning about butterflies.  I was not so successful at writing about butterflies.

 

Lauren

“I        wos   good     at        panting      a         buter    flay   ,             I             was  

Good         at     miss     faizrs          staishn,    the   pairs                 I  find      chricee    the     jigsos,  tricy ,”

I was good at painting a butterfly and I was good at Miss Fraser’s station during the pairs game.  I find the life cycle jigsaws tricky.                                                   

 

 Matthew

“I luoc to pant a Butterfly.”

 I liked painting a butterfly.

 

Molly

“I wos sesfo cos I manij to maic a butturfly

I wos sesfo cos  I wos nurlay got ol of the cards.”

I was successful because I managed to make a butterfly.  I was successful because I nearly got all of the cards in the pairs game.

 

Sam

“I  is setef  a bly  butafiy biain”

 I was successful at making my butterfly.

 

Sara

“I was esesil  at  maicing my patern on my buter thlays . And I was esesil  at riyting my  buter thlay   booc.I was not  et  sethl at  buter  thlay  pairs.”

I was successful at making a pattern on my butterfly.  I was also successful at writing my butterfly book but I was not as successful at the pairs game.

 

Zoe

“I was sukseful to paint the butterfly sumemichcl .”

I was successful at painting a symmetrical butterfly.

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