Our project this term is called "Childhood" and is a History focused project. Within our History learning this term, the children will learn all about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources. In science this term the children will be learning about everyday materials and in Art the children will be experimenting with colour mixing. We are also going to be exploring our wonderful world in Geography this term with Mrs Naghen.
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All of these wonderful learning experiences will help use work towards answering this projects Big Question: What was life like for your parents and grandparents when they were young?
Design and Technology
What a brilliant end to our Design and Technology project, Shade and Shelter, we have had by completing out Innovate challenge.
We designed, made and evaluated a play den. There were three criteria that we had to follow:
1) The play den needs to be stable and sturdy.
2) It needs to fit three/four children in.
3) It needs to be inviting to make people want to come in.
Using cosy items that we brought in from home, we created our play dens in groups and had great fun playing inside of them.
To make our day even better, we snacked on our decorated biscuits and watched part of a Christmas movie from our play den.
Design and Technology - WOW Event
Designing a shelter for Foxy
We had great fun during our WOW event this week. Last week, in pairs, we designed a shelter for Foxy. The design criteria was to provide somewhere where he could be sheltered from the sun and wind, it had to be sturdy and something that he needed to be able to in and out of easily.
We tried to follow our design to make our shelters, selecting our materials carefully and we were really pleased with our end results.
A huge thank you to our adult helpers who came to help us build. Foxy is one lucky boy!
This week, we have completed our innovate challenge for our final lesson have Geography for this term. We needed to carry out an enquiry, looking at human and physical features within our local area. We had great fun exploring the village
We then reported back what we had seen and organised them into human and physical features.
This week, in Geography, we have been looking at different types of settlements.
We investigated the features of a village, town and city and discussed their differences and similarities.
We then had great fun in groups designing our own village, town or city, including the relevant features within each.
As part of our companion project, Our Wonderful World, we have been looking at maps and identifying both human and physical features on them.
This week, our focus has been on using directional language. In pairs, we were given instructions for different routes and had to give directions to our partner using forwards, backwards, right and left.
After following the given instructions, our task was to create our own. We had to use the arrows and write the directional language onto our instructions then we tested them out by using our toy dog. It was great fun!