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Right Angle Hunt – Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about right angles. They know that these are where 2 lines meet and they measure 90 degrees.

The children made their own right angle catcher and enjoyed looking around our school grounds to find as many right angles as possible …

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Planting Sunflowers – Year 2

Year 2 were delighted this week when Mr Scannel came to help them plant some sunflower seeds … The children answered many maths questions linked to this… How many sunflowers can we grow in this tray? If we had 2 trays how many could we plant? Can you estimate how far down we need to…

Problem solving in the Garden – Year 2

Year 2 have been continuing to develop their addition skills and have worked with numbers that bridge through 10. The children began by using dienes blocks as a visual aid, they then moved to just using number. Following this, the children were then able to solve some problems which all linked to problems in the…

Young horticulturists – Year 3

   Our latest visit to the raised beds saw us plant a lot more things.  We planted lettuce, cauliflower, brocolli, lavender, peas and some herbs.  We read the planting instructions and then used our fingers to make sure we planted them far enough apart and in straight lines.  We found that the peas were different…

Year 3 – Green Fingers

We are so lucky here at St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas to have such beautiful gardens around our school. This term we have decided it’s time to grab our garden spades, pop our wellies on and get dirty! We have decided to get planting to see what we can grow. Unfortunately our raised beds…