In our final STEM session of the week, we have been discovering the effect of forced perspective – a technical effect which makes objects appear larger, smaller, farther or closer than they actually are. We discussed how it has been used in films and even had a go ourselves!
The children have been enjoying all the different STEM activities so far this week. A favourite was the task of using animation software to create stop-motion animation.
This week in English, we have been learning the features of limericks. We created our own spooky, halloween themed limericks and shared them with the class.
Today in maths, we have been using our resources (and number bonds) to add 3-digit numbers to ones using regrouping.
For example: 137 + 6 =
We would regroup 6 as 3 + 3 and therefore create the new calculation: 140 + 3 = 143
Last week in PE, we explored travelling along different shaped pathways. We worked in groups to create a sequence of movements and included some group balances.
This afternoon, Larch Class learnt about the artist Van Gogh. We learnt that he painted portraits and landscapes in a style called Post-Impressionism. Look out for our new art display around school!
What a busy, exciting day we had exploring, questioning and exploring some more.
The Wonderlab is an amazing place of hands on discovery. Do try and get back for some more exploration.
We had an exciting afternoon of food technology, where we made our delicious healthy snack.
We prepared the surfaces and ourselves. We took great care when using a knife.
Some of us who usually do not like tomatoes enjoyed this. Do ask your child to help you prepare it at home. But watch out for too much balsamic vinegar! Drizzle not pour!
As part of our science topic we have made our own mini composts. We followed the instructions carefully and added our very own tiger- worms. We had to treat them carefully.
We will observe the worms at work and see what happens to the food that we add to our compost.