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2nd April 2020

Hello Kingfishers,

Daily learning for 2nd April 2020

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 1 hour on Mathletics  (https://login.mathletics.com/)
    We have set new tasks on partitioning fractions.
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/)
  3. Music Task – Miss Wells has set some fun activities for you to complete
  4. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spellingframe games then take a practice test (https://spellingframe.co.uk/
  5. English Task 2- 
  6. Have you ever grown anything from a seed or made anything from scratch (right from the start from ingredients perhaps?)  We would like you to write some instructions for making or growing something.  I planted our potatoes which our Eco Club had started chitting (putting them in a window and allowing the light to make them sprout ready for planting).  I will tell you how to grow potatoes:
  7. How to grow your own potatoes at home

    Equipment needed:

    An egg box or box with small holes on the top (about the size of a 2p piece.

    Seed potatoes

    Dark coloured gardening sacks with holes in the bottom for drainage

    Compost

    Gardening gloves

    A quiet spot in garden for successful growing

    Instructions

    1. Put your seed potatoes round end up in your egg box or box with holes.

    2. Allow 4-5 weeks for chitting (green sprouts that are 1-2cm long).

    3. Once sprouts have appeared, take them to your quiet and sunny spot.

    4. Get your sacks and fill with 10-15cm of compost (enough to cover your potatoes when planted).

    5. Place your potatoes in your compost with the sprouty ends facing upwards.  Allow 15cm between each seed.

    6. Cover your seed potatoes with compost-enough so they are completely covered.

    7. Water them and wait to see green shoots poking through the soil.

    8. Once this starts happening, keep covering with compost every time you see the shoots appearing until you reach the top of your sack.

    9. Allow your plants to grow so keep watering them when the soil feels dry.

    10. Your plants will produce flowers then they will die-its ok this is where the magic happens.  When it looks like your plant has dried up then push your hands into the soil and see how many potatoes you can find!! Good luck.

    Top tip- Do not over water!! You do not want soggy spuds!

    If you haven't grown anything in the garden you could write instructions for:

  8. making a cake/biscuits
  9. a model out of clay
  10. designed an obstacle course
  11. a den.
  12. Below are our Eco club Jazzy and Rocket seed potatoes being planted.  Fingers crossed!!