Mrs Elsmore, Mrs Newbury & Mrs Skilleter
On immersion day, we had fun doing role play, fingerpainting, making puppets and colouring.
In Science, we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We set up an experiment to find out which habitat woodlice prefer, after spending some time collecting them from around the school grounds. We found out that they prefer a dark, damp habitat.
We also learnt about food chains and spent some time creating our own using pictures.
In Art, we looked at the work of Russian artist Olga Nikitina, who is known for painting underwater scenes. We compared it to illustrations by Marcus Pfister in Rainbow Fish. Their work inspired our beautiful underwater collages. We mixed different tints of blue to paint our backgrounds then used different collage techniques to create our sea creature. Have a look at our amazing work.
In English, we looked at a variety of poetry then we practised and performed a poem called My Shell. We even made up actions!
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.