Our Blue class topic this Spring 2 has been all about plants and how they grow. We set up an experiment using cress seeds to find out the right conditions to grow cress.
In pot one we placed seeds on a bed of cotton wool with water and positioned them on the classroom windowsill to provide light. In pot two we placed the seeds on a bed of cotton wool without water and put them on the windowsill to provide light. In pot three we placed the seeds on a bed of cotton wool with water and put them in a dark cupboard. In pot four we placed cress seeds on a bed of cotton wool with water and put them in the cold fridge. Finally we predicted which seeds would grow and which would not. We recorded any germination and growth over the next seven days. We found out that the seeds that were given water and light grew the best.
Our theme in Blue class for World Book Day was China and we featured a Chinese poem called Sampans. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Bashford dressed up in Chinese style costumes.
We enjoyed lots of activities including a super Chinese restaurant in the theme corner, complete with chopsticks.
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