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Year 2 plant a few seeds and eagerly await the results

After all the rain last week we were thrilled to be able to take our learning outside this week and enjoy the sunshine. On Monday after much anticipation we finally got to plant some of the seeds we had identified in our previous science lesson. Once we had collected some stones from around the field to provide drainage for our pots the children carefully filled them with compost. Then it was time to choose the best shaped pot for each seed, considering which part of the plant we eat in each case. A deep pot was selected for our carrot seeds a round one for the peas so that canes can be added later, a long one for the lettuce and so on. Once all the seeds were planted the containers were given a good watering and we now wait eagerly to see what emerges first!

As part of our topic work we thought about the activities that the Victorians would have enjoyed when they visited the seaside.  We looked at some pictures and discovered that they were entertained by the same activities that we might do today: building sandcastles, having a donkey ride, watching a Punch and Judy show and strolling along the promenade.  We went out onto the field to mime some of these activities in groups while the rest the class successfully guessed which activity the group were doing from their fantastic acting!

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