Mrs Elsmore & Mrs Skilleter
Our Autumn 2 mini-mission is Time Travellers. To begin with, we will be historians, learning about and drawing comparisons between two significant pioneers from the past - Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. We will use a range of sources to identify similarities and differences.
Next, we will be scientists and look at the uses of everyday materials, their suitability and how they can be changed.
Finally, we will be designers, and research, design and make a space shuttle using given design criteria.
On immersion day, we found an amazing time capsule from 1969, buried outside on the field. When we opened it, their was a selection of photographs, dates and clues about Neil Armstrong and his mission in Apollo 11. We watched a video of the first moon landing and even made our own astronaut.
In History, we have been using different sources to research the life of Neil Armstrong. We used iPads, videos, books and leaflets to find different facts then made a list ready to use later.
We learnt to order significant historical events and placed them on a human timeline.
In English, we will be writing postcards to Aunt Lucy, telling her about the London Landmarks Paddington has visited. We will also be writing factfiles about London Landmarks and finally we will write our own new stories about Paddington visiting Buckingham Palace.
in Geography, we will compare Peru with London, looking at their climates, physical and human features and then we will use compass directions to help Paddington find his way around London.
in Art, we will be learning about the sculptor Henry Moore and then sketching and creating our own sculptures of Peruvian mountains, in clay.
Our science will focus on properties of materials and we will carry out an investigation to find suitable materials to make a new waterproof coat for Paddington.
We pinched, smoothed, pulled, carved, scraped and cut our clay to sculpt our mountains. We thought about the size, shape and texture when sketching and sculpting.
What do you think? 😃
We did a 5 minute Joe Wicks HIIT session and then talked about how it made us feel.
We then rested by doing a Zen Den yoga activity.