Poppy Rocks: We have painted special commemoratve rocks to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. These will become part of a large community display at the Ellesmere Centre.
Squirrels become archaeologists! We had to investigate some prehistoric organic material (poo!) and find out what it told us about the diet of Stone Age people. First we measured and recorded the size of the poo. We then had to carefully examine it to discover what clues it gave us. We found lots of berries, seeds, fish bones and even some maggots!
Author Visit! We were very lucky to have Tess (Ollie's Mum) and Amy visit us and share their recent publication called 'One Thing At A Time'. They shared the story with us and gave us an insight into how a book is written and then published. We had lots of questions for them both!
Biscuit Stonehenge! The children were challenged to make a model of Stonehenge entirely out of biscuits! They had to work as a team to create as realistic a replica as they could. Team Kipling said, "We found it challenging but we used teamwork to help us structure it and we were resilient, Team Dahl said, "We struggled but we didn't give up. We tried a different biscuit and it worked. Team Lewis said, "We had no arguing and worked together". Team Morpurgo said, "I think what we did best was communication because we listened to each other and everyone had a go". Team Rowling said, "I wish Stonehenge was like this...yummy! It was AMAZING!
Rocks and Soils Experiment. We tested the permeability of different types of rocks and soil. The children ensured the test was carried out fairly and made predictions about the results. Then they timed and recorded the results and wrote about what they found out.
Diva Lamps for Diwali
Kindness Cards for Anti-Bullying Day. We wrote supportive and encouraging messages for friends, peers and teachers and left them in secret places for them to find.
Block Printing in Art - We have been learning about the Beaker People in our topic work and so we wanted to recreate the intricate designs from their pots. First we sketched some designs from pictures of the real artefacts. Then we carefully etched the outline and design onto a polystyrene tile. After that, we carefully rolled on the ink and pressed the paper on top. Finally, we peeled the paper back to reveal our prints. We were very pleased and surprised with the lovely results.
Making muscles - We have been learning about the muscles work and have made working models to help us understand how they work in pairs. We could also see that when one muscle relaxes, the other contracts.
Class Trip to the Harry Potter Studios! Squirrels were very excited and spent the day with open mouths and wide eyes, as they explored all things Harry Potter. Too many things to mention but a few highlights were the Great Hall, The Forbidden Forest, The Hogwart's Express, Diagon Alley, riding on a broomstick and a workshop exploring actual costumes from the films. A fantastic day out which we will never forget!