Nature shapes

In Art we drew dried poppy heads, urchins, pine cones, lotus heads, shells and some funny orange seed pods.

We started off drawing small pictures. We drew patterns and looked really carefully. We had to draw without looking at the paper, it was a bit tricky! We also drew without taking our pencil off the paper. Then we drew big pictures with charcoal on a big piece of paper.

We looked at an architect called Gaudi. He used things like skeletons, shells, coral and scales in his buildings. We really liked the colours he used.

Next week we will be planning a building using our drawings. It was a fun experience!

Maya and Cianna

Polar Explorers!

This week the whole school have become polar explorers for STEAM Week.

Miss Thompson and Miss Hopkins organised activities to help us learn about the Arctic and support the polar explorers in their expedition.

It has been a really successful week and a great end to this half term!

The children have enjoyed being polar explorers and it has given them lots of motivation for future work!

Here are some photos of what the whole school got up too!

STEM WEEK!!

Our Stem Week! 🙂 ­‍‎‎‍‌


Have you enjoyed Stem Week? Because I did!

(Stem week could be changed to STEAM week like it was in year 4!)

Stem Stands for:

Science

Technology

Engineering

Art (Steam)

Maths

Day 1

On day 1 we did Science.

We were doing an experiment about the ozone layer and how it protects us from getting ill by the sun. For example, we could get Skin Cancer and Sunburn much quicker and more seriously.

To do the experiment, we…

  1. We got a piece of normal paper, drew Earth on it and then cut it out.
  2. We stuck it on Filter Paper.
  3. Got a black pen and drew a line around Earth about 2 centimetres away from it.
  4. Got a pipette, squeezed some water into it.
  5. Squeezed some water out onto the black line.
  6. Lastly, we watched the line grow and expand!

We also made an Aqueduct to see how water gets carried over it. They were invented by the Romans to carry their water from the rivers and lakes to the towns and cities. Therefore, the Romans had some of the cleanest water although they did get destroyed when they were invaded! We had to make an aqueduct out of paper or card and tape and it had to be 50cm long. It was very difficult to make it stand up and hold the water but some of us managed, such as Simion’s and Gurnit, Jonathon and Pragat’s team.

Day 2

Today we had Roman day!

Today we dressed up as Romans and went to the hall to learn about artefacts, we learnt about weaponry and battling. We also got to hold Roman coins which were over 2000 years old… Wow!

Some people also got too hold shields, swords, armour and even a mini catapult!

With the catapult, we got a scrunched up piece of paper and on the catapult we were trying to see how far we can get the piece of paper. It was really fun! It went the whole length of the hall!

We played 2 Roman Games, we did a Quiz and we were in the hall finding out what real roman life was like. It was quite disgusting!! One of the games we played was Delta. We got a counter and we gave it a little push on the Delta board and we saw how far we could get it.

Day 3

Today we did Ocean Antarctica Art.

To do this we got blue paint and we made a swirl that got bigger and bigger and bigger which was getting darker each time. When we had done that, we added green and purple strokes to make the picture more realistic. After that, we added little animal silhouettes too represent the Antarctic, underwater animals. Finally, we signed our painting with our name. I really enjoyed this because I love art and when I was done the painting turned out to be amazing!!!!!!

Day 4

Today we did safer internet day and we designed a species of our very own.

We were discussing how important it was too be safe online, at school and at home. It is very important not to share unkind things and too not look at bad things because this may affect our lives. In the afternoon we designed our own species. We were looking at different habitats and how animals survive in those habitats. An example for a name that was used was Hortore.

Day 5

Lastly, today we did a mix of things; Maths, Mental Health Week, an Assembly and Reflecting over our Wonderful Stem Week.

We were reflecting by drawing a mind map of what we did all week, including Chromatography, Writing instructions for it, Aqueducts, Roman workshop, Ocean Antarctica art, Safer internet day, Designing a species, Maths Mental Health Week, Assemblies and Reflecting.

It has been a very busy, but fun week for all of us.

Stem Week was really cool, I didn’t expect that is was going to be this good- Paulo

Stem week… I thought it was really fun because we got to do art and we got to make an aqueduct and I really liked the aqueducts! – Aysha

In the stem week it was so nice and we made so many different things- Vinaayaka

I enjoyed stem week because it was really fun because we designed a species and when we made the species it was really fun. We got to colour it in and write all about it and it was the best part of this week- Alexander

Stem week was really cool I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do it all the day and the years! Yay beavers! –Gurnit

It was so fun that I nearly fainted! (: – Jonathan

By Gracie-Belle

Safer internet day!

 

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Being safe online is important because everyone should know the rights and wrongs of a technical device. Internet safety is very important when you come across a mean comment, picture or sentence. Remember to tell a trusted adult or friend about any unkind content you see. This includes websites, mean language and even photos.


Here are some steps on how to be safe online;‌‍‏‏

Step 1)  Never go onto any unfamiliar website. Always make sure you know what you are about to click it. Some websites may contain viruses and unkind content so check with a parent first.

Step 2) If you are on a website, make sure you never share any personal information about yourself, this includes your name, your age, where you live or what school you go to.

Step 3) Don’t sign up to anything without parental permission. It might include bad content. Make sure you know what you’re signing up too. Some owners of websites could steal information when your personal information is entered so be sure it’s safe.

Step 4) Cyberbullying, you should always be aware about what you post online. You should always think about what you are saying and if you post a picture always ask whoever is in it if they are happy with it before you post it. If you see cyberbullying always report it and inform a parent or someone you trust, like a friend or a teacher!

Step 4) Lastly, don’t buy anything online without permission from a parent. You need to ask a parent first before buying anything online just in case your parent has not got enough money.  Also, make sure the website you are buying things from is safe which includes viruses and scams. Sometimes, you could buy something from a fake website which just steals your money and doesn’t give you the item you were paying for.

If you are ever unsure, ask an adult or someone you trust!


Safer Internet day

On Tuesday the 6th it was safer internet day! We had an assembly about the importance of staying safe online as well as looking at SMART and had a very informative lesson where we talked about being safe online and how to show respect to everyone, showing that a positive internet starts with us. We thought about each point of view and how we should act online. Each of us thought of our one good deed we would do online to make being online a much more positive place!

Here are some of our good deeds!
For my online good deed, I promise to…

…be kind and helpful to anyone online – Melroy
…help them and make them happy and laugh by sending pictures and funny jokes when they are upset  – Danny
…never be mean or rude to people online and do not post anything until your friends agree. – Maya

SMART-web

By Gracie-Belle and Amy

 

What’s Under the Ice?

Yesterday, we were using water colors to paint an iceberg in the Antarctic Ocean. Icebergs may look quite small on top, but they’re huge underwater!

We were using different shades of green and blue. There were many sea creatures such as krill, whales, coral and fish. Do you know that a whale is the biggest creature in the Antarctic Ocean?

A few other items we used were black oil pastels and salt. The reason we used salt was to give the water some texture. We made the water go darker and darker as it went deeper.

We also had to put in some penguins on the iceberg and swimming in the water.

We made it in the Infant Hall and it was on a really long piece of paper. The bottom of the ocean looked beautiful because it had colorful coral.

Kamila (Purple Class)

 

Comic Club!

My first time at Comic Club was the best because I got to make my own comic, eat biscuits and read comics for ideas. I read one comic (so did the others). I drew two characters against each other. In the comic they help each other against the hacker of GD. Their friend Breaker 28999 Meme was stuck in the hackers vault. There were a lot of people at Comic Club. People I know that were there were Ruby and Gracie-Belle. Ms Bentley was the leader. I really enjoyed the first time at Comic Club. I’m excited for my second time at Comic Club!

by Ben in Lavender Class