In history, we have been looking at the significance of Stone Henge and recreating this ancient monument using biscuits!
In art this week, we designed our final peices and then used charcoal and chalk pastels to create our captivating cave art. I'm sure you will agree that they look amazing!
To continue our learning about Divali in RE, we made Rangoli patterns and Coconut Barfi!
This week in English, we have continued our learning about the book, Stone Age Boy, by using drama to act out the beggining of the story. We took it in turns to be the actor or the narrator and practiced our presentation skills by skeaping in front of the class.
In art, we have focussed on our drawing skills and identified how illustrators use texture in their drawings to make their illustrations come to life.
We have had an amazing time in forest school 'surviving the stone age'. First we decorated our caves using chalk pastels to replicate the cave of hands in Argentina. We then worked together to create stone age settlements and thought about how we would survive. We worked in small nomadic communities to hunt, gather and keep warm. Luckily, we were all able to survive our new harsh realities!
It was national Poetry day on Wednesday and to celebrate this, we learned a poem by Michael Rosen called 'I was Born in the Stone Age.'
In maths this week, we have been learning about flexible partitioning. We used Base10 and worked in teams to partition numbers. We then thought about other ways that we could 'split' the whole.
What a fantastic day 'Stone Age Day' was. We learned so much and had a great time! We are all now Stone Age experts! Thank you to all the efforts made with costumes. The children looked amazing!
In art this week, we travelled back in time to the discovery of the prehistoric art of Lascaux cave. We imagined how it would feel to discover such an incredible sight and discussed how we thought the art might have been produced and which prehistoric animals were represented in the cave. We are looking forward to creating our own cave art over the next few weeks.
In RE this week, we discussed the significance of light during the Hindo festival of Diwali. We discussed how Hindus celebrate and the significant Gods that are worshipped. We then made our own Diwali lanterns.
In History, we have been thinking about our own timelines, to help us to understand how time is mesured. We thought about significant events in our lives and chronicled these.
What a fantastic start to the year we have had in the Borrowers class! We have been looking in detail at our class book, The Borrowers, and thinking about how Borrowers might use everyday objects to create useful household appliances. We have worked creatively and collaboratively to design and make 'Borrower' contraptions.
In computing we thought about how the Borrowers might fit in their tiny living room and drew the characters in the setting using Doodle Buddy.