Based on The Iron Man book cover by Ted Hughes, Year 1 worked on their blending and smudging skills using chalk on black card. The children enjoyed watching the movie trailer for ‘The Iron Giant’ – an animated adaptation of the book. The children hope to watch the film at the end of term as a reward for great behaviour and effort in their work.
Year 4&5 have been looking closely at Solids, Liquids and Gases. The class investigated the effects of Heating and Cooling on various solids and liquids, making predictions about the changes that might occur, and then determined whether the changes were reversible or irreversible. The children were surprised by some of the results!
For their final Design and Technology project, Year 3 children got to test their baking skills and made their own loaves of bread. They used various instruments such as a sieve, measuring jug, bread knife and butter knife. They learned to knead the dough and how to use yeast for the bread to rise. After baking, they enjoyed tasting their creation accompanied by their favourite spread! Delicious!
Reception and Year 1 had a fun day at Bioparc learning all about a variety of animals and their habitats. They had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some different creatures. The children enjoyed a walk around the Lemur enclosure, although it was siesta time for all but one of the lemurs.
Year 4&5 have been learning about the different states of matter – solid, liquid, gas and plasma. To end the unit, the children investigated the properties of Cornflour Slime and tried to determine whether this was a solid or a liquid. Their opinions were divided. Why? Because the harder your press and faster you roll the cornflour slime, the more solid it becomes… but if you leave it in your hand or in a container without touching it, the consistency is that of a liquid. The class had great fun discovering this! Watch their video here:
In Design and Technology class, Year 3 children assembled a wooden bird feeder, using various sized parts. It was important to consider the assembled product before painting each part of the bird feeder separately. Children had first created a design which they had to follow and execute. Detailed painting and careful assembling skills were required!
Year 1 were very busy during their Design and Technology day! They children created their own Robots out of recycled materials and covered their creations with foil. The class had a brilliant time problem solving and helping each other to cut, glue and decorate their Robots. With support of an adult, they used the glue gun as they came across some issues trying to use PVA glue! The children’s ability to use sellotape has improved and they learned how to measure the foil correctly to cover their work! Their creations are proudly displayed in the Library and will be sent home soon!
Year 4&5 have carried out lots of Experiments to investigate the different properties of Solids, Liqiuids and Gases. They watched a bowl of salt “disappear” as it dissolved in water and then boiled the pan of water until it evaporated and left the salt behind.
Year 3, 4 & 5 visited San Pedro Boulevard. Each child had created their own survey which focused on different elements of Physical and Human Geography. They used tally marks to note each time they saw one of their items and used a digital camera to take photographs at different points along the way. Each child also made a sketch of the surrounding area once they had walked the full length of the Boulevard. It was surprising to realise how many trees there are on the Boulevard! Can you make a guess as to how many there are?