# This week in P4a

This week we are monitoring and recording the growth of the cress seeds we planted last week.

Today we looked at the life cycle of a plant as well as discussing the germination process.  We then worked a little bit of magic and initiated the germination process ourselves. We filled a plant pot with compost, popped in a sweet pea seed, covered it over gently with more compost, gave it a  little water and put it in a warm place. We will be keeping a close eye on our seeds and looking out for signs of growth over the coming weeks.  Keep an eye out for some photo’s to follow.  When we have nice, healthy, established plants, each child can bring their sweet pea plant home.

This week our spellings are:

 ring bang sing  rung sink thank link  chunk ringing banger  singer  rungs sinker thankful linking chunks flowering bangles Singapore sprung  unsinkable thanklessly interlinked chunkier

In maths we have been looking at the symbols for:  greater than > less than < and equal to = and using these symbols to make some equations correct.

We will be moving on to looking at what function  machines are and how they affect a given number.  e.g. If my function machine multiplies everything I put into it by four, what numbers will I get if I put  6, 3, 9 and 8 into it?

Here’s a fun code cracking worksheet you could try: 01b – Function Machines – What is the secret code (Worksheet)