An exciting visitor has been in school, to start our new topic, who we had so much fun with! Author, C.S. Clifford, who wrote the book ‘Walking With The Hood’, came into give us a fantastic writing workshop. We had the opportunity to learn about what it was like to be an author and find out what inspired him to write the book. He then challenged us write the start of our own Legend Tale and find out more about Robin Hood.
WE have been learning about natural artist Andy Goldsworthy. To help us, year 4 did lots of research and presented their findings to us. We then had to create mind maps about him and everything we had learnt.
A trip to the woods!
On a very cold and frosty Monday afternoon during the topic, we ventured to the local woods. We had lots of fun trying to recreate the Andy Goldsworthy art we had been learning about. We used natural materials that we found in the surroundings, such as, leaves, moss and twigs. Take a look at our creations!
As part of our Maths lessons, we have been aiming to get quicker at our Mental Maths! Every day we have been playing 'Daily 10' whereby we have a few seconds to answer each of the questions. To help us get even better, let's practice at home!
Seed Dispersal Dance
As part of our continuing science topic, we have been learning about how seeds are dispersed and grow into new plants. We used our plant knowledge to create some interpretive dances to show the different methods.
Have you seen this Bear? As part of our new book, The Great Paper Caper, we have been creating 'Wanted' posters to try and find the Bear, who has been cutting down all the trees. They look great up on the wall in our classrooms.
We have had a great time at Envirosort in Worcester. This is where all the recycling from Worcestershire, from our green bins goes. We learned about what can, and should, be placed into our green bins to be recycled and about how these things are sorted to be sent for recycling.
Paper Airplane Competition
Just like in the book, we decided to make and test our own paper airplanes. We thought about how we could make them environmentally friendly, so we recycled old paper from our scrap paper drawer.
We made recycled paper out of scrap paper, warm water and washing up liquid. After we ripped up the paper and left it to soak, we used a blender to turn it into a pulp. Then we squeezed out as much water as we could, placed it on a tea towel and rolled it flat with a rolling pin.
Could you do this at home?
When it was dry we created Eco posters.