Blog week ending 28th May

We've made it - half term calls!
It's been another fun packed week in Pear with lots of great learning. 
We've got our garden planted out with all of our vegetables that we planted earlier in the half term.  We have also been really lucky to be gifted with some lovely plants and flowers from The Alnwick Gardens so we have planted them to hopefully attract lots of bees and butterflies to Pear class garden.
Alongside this we have been creating observational paintings of butterflies, concentrating on colour mixing and ensuring we include symmetry on the butterfly wings. 
 In our mathematical work, we've been halving.  We discovered that a whole can be chopped into two equal pieces to be a half.  We looked at some examples of things that were and weren't halves.  We helped a gentleman called Pedro half a pizza so that it could be shared between two customers.  To begin with he really didn't have a clue!  We made our own pizzas and halved them with a friend.  This work then led us on to explore our numicon pieces.  Which ones could and couldn't be halved?  And if not, why not?  We gave some great explanations as we worked.  Can you explore halving at home over the holidays? 
We had a chat on Thursday afternoon about families and the passage of time.  We all shared stories about enjoying gardening with our family members and some children shared that their grandparents have allotments! We will continue to think about events from the past after the holidays.  Can you chat with your children about things that you used to enjoy doing when you were younger?  You can also talk about where and who you used to live with as you were growing up. 
Well, it looks as though the sun is going to shine next week and so I wish you all a happy and fun-filled holiday.  Don't forget that we return to school on Tuesday the 8th June. 
Topic - planting and butterflies!
Magic Maths!
Releasing butterflies!