We have been practically exploring compass points and how a compass works. The children practiced giving directions using only compass points.
We have been using this knowledge and knowledge we have learnt around grid referencing to create maps of our school grounds.
We have been exploring shadows and how/ why shadows are formed. We have been looking at different materials and what shadows they create, investigating if a material is; opaque, transparent or translucent. This has involved lots of practical lessons exploring creating shadows using torches and different objects. We have also been looking at the art of Chinese Shadow puppetry. The children worked in teams to develop and perform their own Shadow puppet show.
Follow the below link to see the finished puppet shows.