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We explored with the using a staff, crotchets, minims and crotchet rests. Click on the video link below to watch some of our compositions. 

 

"Before I didn't know any thing about writing down music, but now I've explored a range of different notes I can write music using quavers and crotchets. I also know that tempo is the speed of music. It can be fast which is allegro or slow which is adagio." Matthew

Designing and making moving toys

Designing and making moving toys 1 Exploring how to get the cams to fit onto the axel
Designing and making moving toys 2 Finding a variety of ways to make a sphere

During our topic on space, we decided to make moving toys which used cams to move an icon. We chose our icons based upon pictures we had seen in themed books, plus our research told us that younger children enjoy looking at colourful rockets. We faced many problems, such as how to get our frames to stand up sturdily and how to make spheres without using clay because that was too heavy. 

 

"I really loved this activity. It was easy to draw our designs out but actually creating it ourselves was hard. We had to alter our designs as we hit problems so that we could change materials or change the way we fixed them together. I am really pleased with my toy. I got there in the end because I looked at other people's designs and I did some research on the internet." - Paavan  

Our trip to Kidzania in London

Our trip to Kidzania in London 1
Our trip to Kidzania in London 2
Our trip to Kidzania in London 3
Our trip to Kidzania in London 4
Our trip to Kidzania in London 5
Our trip to Kidzania in London 6
Our trip to Kidzania in London 7
Our trip to Kidzania in London 8

We had a fantastic day at Kidzania in London. We had the opportunity to explore a variety of occupations that we may experience when we are older. We now understand what is truly involved with some jobs and we found out about some jobs which we didn't even know existed. 

 

"I didn't know that being a journalist was an option for a job. I enjoyed being given a task to research and having to go off around the city finding the answers before coming back to the office to type up my newspaper. It was such a fantastic day!" - Sophie

Examining Artefacts

Examining Artefacts 1 Looking at the drawings on a vase
Examining Artefacts 2 A wine cooler
Examining Artefacts 3 Delicate dolls
Examining Artefacts 4 Delicate dolls

We examined various different artefacts to see what their features were. We needed to decide what they were used for and made from. We then had to compare them to modern day equivalents. 

 

"I chose the wine cooler because I did not recognise it as something that we used today and that made me really interested to learn about it." - Archie.

 

 

Gymnastics

Gymnastics 1
Gymnastics 2
In gymnastics, we explored our own body's capabilities and various ways to create balances with a partner. WE discussed symmetry, asymmetry, parts of our body to use as the base for a balance and how to support each other. 

Investigating Flowers

Investigating Flowers 1 Finding the ovaries
Investigating Flowers 2 Observing the stamen
Investigating Flowers 3 Getting out the cells that will become new flowers

"I have learnt that there are different parts to a flower which we can not see because they are inside. I know what they do and how they make new flowers. Although flowers look different they all have the same life cycle." - Hamza. 

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