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Monday, April 30, 2012

Investigating Autumn leaves

Jack's 37cm sycamore leaf
Today Jack brought a huge sycamore leaf to school.  This made us wonder, was it unusually big?  We decided to do some investigative work and find out.  Firstly we looked in the Guiness Book of Records, but couldn't find any information on 'large sycamore leaves'.  We then used 'Google' to see if we could find any more information.  The only information we could find was  on a sycamore leaf in America that was 14.6 inches.  When we converted this we found it was 44.5cm.  Then we measured Jack's leaf which was 37cm.  The difference between this leaf and Jack's was only 7.5 cm!
Jack's sycamore leaf compared to the USA leaf
We were very surprised to see how unusually big Jack's leaf was!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Junior Room Scarecrow

Carrying the scarecrow to the garden
Making the scarecrow

Last week the Junior room decided to make a new scarecrow for the garden. We had a book “Making Scarecrows.” Mrs A helped us to follow the instructions. We used hay, old stockings, clothes gardening gloves and old shoes. Madaline drew the face on the sack.(the hay was making her sneeze). We put the new scarecrow out by the new gardens but thought she looked lonely. We took the old scarecrow over to keep her company.
Birds would be very brave to eat our garden!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Publishing 'Seniors Page' Updated

Check-out the 'Publishing-Seniors Page' to see the fantastic Portraits that the Senior Room have made.  Not only have they made a pastel portrait but they were also give an I.T. (Information Technology) challenge to create a portrait of themselve in a computer programme! I think you will be impressed with what they have created.

Mrs Blackmore