On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Willow class have been working on DT skills recently. We have designed and made a product for the Christmas enterprise, inspired by and made from natural materials. We have also been learning about shell structures, investigating which types of structure are stronger, moving on to learning how to reinforce and strengthen structures. We look forward to updating with our finished product later this term.
This week, year 4 contributed their work to the metal flowers project. We learned about the work of the artist Barbara Hepworth and looked at her use of shapes, lines and colours. We used this to inspire the abstract art that we painted onto the flowers. We came up with our designs first and then used different tools to paint with, including brushes, cutlery and even gift cards. It was a really enjoyable afternoon and we are proud of our work.
During Sunita's visit this week, year 4 enjoyed creating some lovely artwork. We learned about how people may present Rangoli art on the floor outside their homes, during the Hindu celebration of Diwali. The art is symmetrical so that it will look just as wonderful, no matter which way you approach it from. We had to use team-work and good communication skills to create group artwork.
Y4 have been practising a range of skills to prepare them for playing basketball games. We have looked at different techniques for dribbling and movement, how to gain possession of the ball from the other team, and how to successfully shoot hoops. We have listened carefully to the rules and look forward to putting all the skills together for a game.
The Harvest Festival was an amazing event. Each of the classes prepared something to share - pieces of art, letters, poems and songs. It was lovely seeing the Foundation children join us to share their song. Rev Chris came to talk to us about harvest and spoke about how it is important to share and care for each other, qualities which we treasure within our school.
Year 4 enjoyed their hook day last week where we learned about different types of scientific enquiry. We became rocket scientists in the morning and tested out how to launch balloon rockets across a wire. We made predictions and asked scientific questions, then tested to see what different variables would affect the speed of the balloons and the distance they could travel. We found that it helped to put some soap on the wire as well! Children also learned about some key scientific figures throughout history and dressed up to look the part.