This week we were lucky enough to attend our school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. In the morning we went to Shakespeare's School. We met his teacher and asked him lots of questions! Did you know the children would drink beer at school! We also had the opportunity to write using a quill and ink, just like Shakespeare would of!
In the afternoon we had a tour of the Butterfly Farm. We saw lots of colourful butterflies as well as two iguanas! Did you know you shouldn't let butterflies land on your hands because of the oils in your skin!
The children were beautifully behaved on the trip and really made us proud!
Over the last few weeks we have been designing and creating our animal puppets! We carefully created our designs thinking about the details we would need for each animal. We then spent two weeks sewing our puppet together using a running stitch. We finally used PVA glue to attach our felt details. The children worked really hard on their puppets and were super proud of them!
This week was Science Week! We were lucky enough to have a special visitor - Dr Watson! We had an amazing time taking part in different science experiments using sweets.
This week we enjoyed World Book Day! The children looked amazing and had a wonderful day!
We used clay to create our animal. We first practised clay techniques including pinching, rolling, twisting and scratching.
We then started making our 3D sculpture. We used to techniques we’d practised to add details and textures to our sculptures.
Over the last few weeks we have been using our drawing and painting skills to create animal pictures. We put an original animal picture into sections then carefully transferred the image onto a blank copy. We only drew the basic outline of the animal as we then used paint to fill it in and add detail. We also used tissue paper and feathers to add texture to our pictures.
This week we used the laptops to find meaning of different words. We used an online children's dictionary to find the meaning of new words to then use in our English lessons.
We used the laptops this week to work on our programing skills! We used Scratch to program a character to move and make noises. We worked together to choose our own character (called a sprite), we changed the background and made our sprite move in different directions. We had a great time and worked really well in our pairs!
This term in art we have been creating Autumn and Winter landscapes pictures using warm and cool colours.
As part of our topic ‘Explorers’ we have been looking at a range of vehicles we could use to travel. We researched different vehicles and took note of all the important features. After looking at a range of vehicles we planned our own with a partner. We also thought about what recycled materials we could use to make it.
We designed our own vehicles and included labels, we also thought about what recycled pieces we could use to make our vehicle. We spent two afternoons with a partner creating our vehicle. At the end, we evaluated our vehicles by explaining what we thought we did well and what we would do to improve it for next time.
In maths this week we have been looking at different ways to represent numbers up to 100. We worked with a partner to practise using part-part whole models to practise partitioning two digit numbers. We first partitioned the numbers into tens and ones (e.g. 57 = 50 + 7), we then looked at others ways they can be partitioned (e.g. 40 + 17 / 30 + 27 / 20 + 37 ....)
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