28.05.21 – Palm Celebration Event: The Scented Garden
Today Palm celebrated finishing their learning journey, The Scented Garden. We used our knowledge of metacognition to plan how we should approach making a garden on a paper plate, by drawing out our design. We then monitored our design as we went through making changes as and when we needed to. We used materials such as tissue paper, lolly sticks, tin foil, felt, cotton wool, buttons and much more. Finally, we were able to evaluate our designs and explain the strategies we’d used and whether we would do anything differently next time.
Palm Class created some fantastic gardens and were really proud of themselves. This has been a brilliant learning journey and loved by all.
Have a lovely half term everyone!
This afternoon, Year 6 were able to experience some Mexican food in a DT lesson. We focused on the taste, smell and appearance of tortilla chips, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese and chilli sauce and then rated each one. Lots of us were able to try something we have never tried before!
For their final home-schooling SOLE project Year 2 had to make a rubber band guitar from recycled packaging and elastic bands. Old cereal boxes, yoghurt pots, plastic ice cream tubs and tin cans all made interesting instruments.
The children had to choose recycled materials independently, considering which they think would make an effective sound when the rubber bands were plucked.
This was their task:
- Choose materials
- Think about how the sounds were made
- Write their predication
- Draw a design of the guitar
- Make the guitar
- Play it and experiment with different sound
- Think about whether their prediction was correct?
- Decorate their guitar (paint, stickers, glitter etc)
- Have some fun with their new instrument.
Here are a few examples of what they came up with:
Year 2 have spent the week planning, designing and creating their own Castles, Palaces and Games to complete our Magnificent Monarchs learning journey. They were given free reign and I have to say their imagination and creativity has been inspiring.
Please have a look below at some of their creations.
Castles and Palaces:
Well done year 2 for everything you have achieved this half term, we are all really proud of you!!!
Have a lovely half term and we’ll see you in a week.
This week as part of their SOLE activities Year 2 had to pick their favourite Monarch that they have been learning about this half term and create a model of them. Their brief was to have a look and see what they had around the house and be creative. Here are some of the Magnificent Monarchs that have been made:
Year 2 have been making balloon powered cars. We have learned a lot from all our failed attempts which means our brains have grown heaps. We had to figure out how to attach the wheels; learned how to get them to turn using a mechanism and over come the problem of also blowing up the balloon.
We look forward to seeing you at our race tomorrow.
Today in year 1 we have been journaling and thinking about our reflections about the hobby horse making process.
In order to do this we have been writing instructions about how we made the horses. Additionally, we looked at our initial drafts and discussed how these helped us make the horses.
What was your favourite part of the day?
Can you remember how to sew the eye on?
What materials did we use?
Today we made the frames for our Christmas lanterns. The children (and adults) had great fun collaborating, sawing, measuring and snipping.
Have a look at some of the great shapes we made ready to be covered on Thursday.
Thank you to everyone who came to help.
Year 3 and 4 had a brilliant day making Viking longboats today. We used our learning values of resilience and collaboration and are very proud of the outcomes so far. Watch this space to see the finished boats!
Huge thanks to all the parents and grandparents who gave up their time to help us today – we really couldn’t have done it without you!
This afternoon, year 6 began using a Modroc technique to strengthen their personalised figures.
What skills did you learn?
What was challenging?
How did you overcome these difficulties?
As you should be aware, “ME, MYSELF AND I” our whole school learning journey is revving up nicely with the children thinking about themselves and their aspirations. As part of thinking about themselves, the children will be producing various miniature versions of themselves in different materials. Please, could you have a go at this at home with your family and then show off your efforts by bringing them to show at school. You can choose any size you wish, the video is just a starting point. Good luck and thank you for helping out.
As part of their class reward, the children from Monkey Puzzle asked to spend time baking. With the amazing support of Mrs Hurt aka ‘superwoman’ and Mrs McGrane, all 30 children baked a variety of cakes and sweet treats. These included: Rock buns, Easter biscuits, jam tarts, flapjack, buns and chocolate Easter nests! Not only did they bake all of these amazing this, but they also did the washing up!
Well done to everybody of Monkey Puzzle for working well as a team and supporting one another.
The children in Apple Class have been learning the skill of weaving. Some of us found it hard to start with but we kept trying and used our class experts. We showed great resilience.
What else could you make?