The Seals News

Light experiment

We are trying to find out whether plants need light to grow healthily. We have put plants in 3 different places and we used a data logger to measure how much light there was in each place.

In the cupboard the data logger recorded 4.5LX


In the corner of the room we measured 45LX and in the window sill we measured 9000LX!

To make sure it is a fair test all the plants will be watered each day. We planted the same seeds in all the pots too - our only variable is the amount of light the plants get.

We have all predicted that the plants in the window sill will grow well, but we aren't sure what will happen to the others - we look forward to finding out!

Peas and beans

Our peas and beans had grown really big inside, it was time to plant them outside. First we dug two trenches.

Then we carefully took our plants out of the pots and put them in the trench. "Magic trowels" helped us to get them out of the pots when they were a bit tricky!

We watered them and then we put canes in so that the peas and beans would grow straight.


More plants

We repotted our sunflowers as they were getting too big for the peedie pots. Ian helped us.

Experimenting with flowers

We had some white flowers.

We put them in different water pots which each had different colour food colouring in and look what happened!

Look what's happened by the end of the day!

We think this has happened because the water with the colouring in has travelled up the stem to the flower. We are going to experiment with different length stems next and see what happens. We predict that the flowers with shorter stems will change colour quicker.

Planting in the polytunnel (and elsewhere!)

We planted peas in the polytunnel.

We have also planted peas in pots in the classroom and some outside and we are going to see which peas grow best.

Weeding in the polytunnel

Today we weeded in the polytunnel so that we can plant seeds soon.

Non Fiction Books

In reading we are learning about the features of non-fiction books. We used plants books to find the following features: title, author, publisher, contents page, index, glossary, diagrams, instructions, blurb and lots more. P2 and P3 then wrote what each thing was for our display.



Today we planted our sunflower seeds.

First we filled our cups with compost.

We made a small hole in the compost and put the seeds in.

We watered the plants carefully

Our seeds are on the window sill as we think they will need sun to grow.

Plants around the school

This term we are learning about plants. Today we went on a plant hunt round school. You can see what we found by clicking on the nature tab!

Mummifying apples

We have been mummifying apples to find out why the Egyptians put bodies in salt.  We predicted that the apple not put in salt would go mouldy and the apple in salt would dry out.

Here is what they look like so far!

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