Parts of a plant

As part of our work on Jack and the Beanstalk, we have been learning about plants.  We have investigated the parts of a plant and discussed their functions.

Walk around Knighton

Jack (the beanstalk) wanted us to find out about Knighton for him, as he is thinking about moving to Knighton in order to escape the giant.

We enjoyed walking around Knighton and identifying the human and physical features of the town.

Andy Goldsworthy Art

Today, we have been inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.  Andy takes his inspiration from the world around him and uses natural materials for his pieces.

Here are some of our Andy Goldsworthy inspired pieces.

Which material would make the strongest house?

We were challenged to build three houses for the Three Little Pigs using editable building materials.

After discussing the properties of each material, we predicted which house would stay standing if the wolf blew it down.

We discussed things that we would keep the same during our experiment.

We built our houses in small groups and thought about how we were going to construct each house to ensure it stayed standing.

Unfortunately, once we had built the houses the big bad wolf was nowhere to be seen, so we used a hairdryer instead to attempt blow down the houses!

Foundation Phase Disco!

Many thanks to the Friends of the School for organising a fabulous end of half term disco for us.  A lovely time was had by all!

Pupil Voice

As part of our topic on ‘Fantasy and Fairy tales’, we were pleased that Jack (Jack and the Beanstalk) visited us last week to inspire us with our ‘Mantle of the Expert’ planning for the next half term.

He needs our help as he is fed up of living so close to the giant and he want to move house to a nicer area.  We have suggested that he and his mother move to Knighton.  Over the next few weeks we will be finding out information about the local area and reporting back to him.