Welcome to Leopards Class. Your teachers are Mrs Henderson and Mrs Boyle, with Mrs Fathers, Miss Dawson and Miss Pilcher as Teaching Assistant support.
Mrs Henderson teaches on a Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Boyle teaches on a Thursday and Friday. They alternate Wednesday mornings. Wednesday afternoons are taught by Madame Keep and Mr Sanca.
Stone Age Day
We had an amazing day when Memma the cavewoman and her companion Twig came to visit us. The children learnt all about the different periods of the Stone Age and re-enacted life in the Stone Age by taking part in fire lighting, cooking and eating food prepared over the fire. The children all became part of the tribe by helping out with various jobs such as scraping skins, carving a bow, shaping antlers into tools, threading mushrooms and meat for drying and felt making.
This term our DT project is The Edible Garden.
We looked at different herbs and are growing some of our own. Next we made pesto and pasta using fresh ingredients. Everyone at school loved the aroma of basil and garlic while we were grinding the fresh ingredients together. The end result was tasty and healthy.
This week in our Edible Garden project, we have been learning about, tasting and cooking with strawberries. We made a delicious and healthy Strawberry Smoothie. We used new cooking skills such as whisking, cutting and mashing during the preparation of the smoothie. The end result was very popular! Although, we did have some ideas to improve it.
In Science we are finding out about states of matter.
We made oobleck to explore the properties of solids and liquids (oobleck is a non Newtonian liquid). To make oobleck, mix together cornflour and a little water until the mixture has the consistency of honey. Next play with it to explore its unusual properties. Making oobleck is easy and fun, but very messy!
Art- Painting Skills
In our art lessons, we have been enjoying learning how to mix up different colours, how to make tints by adding white and how to fade colours using water. We looked at the work of Georgia O'Keefe and used all our new skills to create our own flower artworks in her style.
D.T. Battery Operated Lights
We designed and made our own battery operated light to our design specification. We also used our scientific skills and knowledge to create a circuit in order to light the bulb in our lamps. We are really proud of our finished products!
In the Autumn term, Leopards’ had great fun designing and creating their 3D Venetian masks in Art. Don’t they look amazing!
Time Travelling in History
To help us understand chronology, we became time travellers for the afternoon! After designing and making our time travelling head and wrist bands, we imagined travelling back in time to different eras and periods of history. We travelled back to Victorian times, the age of the dinosaurs, WW1 and the start of the universe. After this we put these time periods in chronological order and decided whether they were events from BC or AD.
Science - Electrical Circuits
The challenge for today was make a bulb light up. The children chose the components they thought they would need and worked together to construct a working circuit. See how they got on!
Virtual Graphic Novel Workshop with the writer and illustrator of Agent Moose
To celebrate National Story Telling Week, the children all took part in a virtual workshop with the creators of graphic novel Agent Moose. The children were sworn in as assistant investigators and investigated a mystery in the book. After this, they had great fun learning how to draw some of the characters- they did brilliantly!
Our drawings from the workshop- Great work Leopards!