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A little ray of 'Sunflowers'

The sunflowers were used as part of the Year 1 Plants topic in Science. Pupils tracked the growth of their seedling and learnt what flowers needed to grow. At the end of the year, all 90 Year 1 pupils took home their sunflower to see if they could put the skills they had learnt into practice. Mr Freear launched a competition to see who could grow the tallest sunflower, pledging a trophy for the winner.  On return to school from the summer holidays, Year 2 pupils were asked to prove who had grown the tallest sunflower by supplying photo evidence. The children all did amazingly well, but the winner of the competition was Theo Wilkinson, whose sunflower grew to a whopping 305cm! In second place was Cassidy Thornton whose sunflower grew to 245cm; Alfie Greaves came in third at 234cm! A huge congratulations to all the children who took part and a special well done to Isaac Hallam who even moved house with his sunflower!

Christina Chatham, Year 1 teacher commented, "The children thoroughly enjoyed looking after their sunflower plant over the summer and competing in the competition for the tallest plant. This was a great finale to our plants topic in the summer term and taught the children a great deal about how to look after a plant over a period of time. Our very grateful thanks to Mr Freear for donating the 90 sunflower plants along with a trophy and medals for the well-deserved winners. We are looking forward to repeating this again next summer."