We have been busy making Indian slippers in D.T. lessons; we worked really hard to overcome several challenges. Here are some of our finished outcomes – don’t they look beautiful! Thank you again to those parents who came in and helped us!
Friday 16th March – Water Resistance Investigation in Science
We finished off science week in style with one last science lesson (our 4th lesson this week!). We enjoyed investigating – through comparison – which shapes are the best at overcoming the effects of water resistance. We experimented with lots of different shapes of plasticine and had some great discussions.
Friday 16th March – Science with Year 2
We had a fantastic time in West Leigh during science week. It was lovely to work with Year 2 children and help them carry out some investigations all to do with our bodies. Take a look at the pictures below.
Thursday 15th March – Church Day
What a lovely day we all had on our Church Day! We made clay donkeys, “Easter gardens” and palm crosses as well as decorating eggs. Take a look at some of the pictures below!
Tuesday 13th March – Air Resistance Investigation in Science
True or false? If we pumped all of the air out of a room and dropped a feather and a bowling ball from the same height, they would reach the floor at the same time.
True or false? When an astronaut dropped a hammer and a feather from the same height, they reached the floor at the same time.
True or false? If you were to drop two balls of the same size but different masses from the top of a tall building, they’d reach the floor at the same time.
You will have to ask someone in 5T to find out whether the above statements are true or false!
We investigated a positive effect of air resistance, by finding the best material for a parachute. Each group made five parachutes; the independent variable (what we changed) was the type of material used. We worked hard to ensure our controlled variables were kept the same and tested each parachute three times, finding an average.
Thursday 1st March – WORLD BOOK DAY!
What an eventful world book day we’ve had! It was unfortunate that we only got to enjoy half of the day – because of the snow (although this was exciting in itself!).
As you know, our book was, ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’. We started the day off by learning about Julia Donaldson and then brainstormed all the other giants in stories that we could think of. After that, we watched a video summarising ‘Gulliver's Travels’ and made comparisons between this book and ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’. We then had lots of fun drawing around members of the class to create our own giants – we had to decide whether they were going to be a “goodie” or “baddie” and design them accordingly. We began to add description around the edge of our giants…but sadly we had to stop our fun there.
The pictures below show our fabulous outfits – from giants to animals – and some of the activities we got up to during the morning. Watch the video of us showing off our outfits to the rest of the school.
Friday 23rd February - RANGOLI ART
We got creative (and very messy) on Friday whilst learning about and making rangoli artwork. We used coloured sand/salt, pearl barley, red split lentils, rice, pasta and chalk to create them. Real rangoli patterns are sprinkled directly onto the ground; so that we could keep our patterns, we stuck the items on to card – which was far harder that you’d imagine! It was great fun to work collaboratively and overcome many challenges throughout the day. All our outcomes were of top quality and are hanging proudly in our room – come and take a look if you get a chance!
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