Kylo Ren gave us a challenge from Darth Vader! We had to make a moving toy using mechanisms that allow a smaller force to have a greater effect? We made 'Star Wars themed' cam toys! Do you like them?
During Science Week, we were lucky enough to partake in some visitor workshops!In this workshop, we experienced the astrodome where we were transported into Space!
In the ‘Sphere Science’ workshop, Meg taught us about constellations, planets and the position of the sun and how it effects day and night and the length and position of shadows. The children even made a planisphere to help them to locate constellations in the night sky at different times across the year.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies manage to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armoured space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard the star ship, The Millennium Falcon, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy. Unfortunately, the rebels have been hit and they crash land on a nearby planet – Earth, deep in the jungle in Guatemala, Meso-America! Luckily, the rebels emerge from the wreckage unscathed and trudge through the overgrowth in search of food and water, until... they come face to face with some unfriendly locals – The Mayans! In order to try and save themselves from being sacrificed, The Rebels try to explain that they are not from this planet. Princess Leia then draws a map of the solar system, in the sand, to show the location of their base, Alderaan. The Mayans are shocked to see that all the planets that she had drawn are round (spherical)! For they are certain that the Earth is flat! Feeling intrigued, the chief gives the strangers a chance to persuade him that the Earth is indeed round, and if he is convinced… he will set them free!
The ancient Maya were keen astronomers, recording and interpreting every aspect of the sky. As they believed that the will and actions of the Gods could be read in the stars, moon and planets, they dedicated much time to doing so and many of their most important buildings were constructed with astronomy in mind. The Sun, Moon and planets (Venus in particular) were studied by the Maya. The Maya also based their calendars around astronomy. Like the ancient Maya, we have been looking at our Solar System and have created models to show their size, order and distance from the Sun.
After we pretended that we were real archaeologists, we wrote newspaper reports about the excavation of an ancient Mayan site.
Ancient Maya ruins discovered at Holy Trinity and St. John's CEP School!
The classroom has turned into a jungle!
We used brushes and trowels to excavate the site!
I've found something!
It was fun being archaeologists for the day!
What could this be? It's made of wood!
I wonder if we have found all of the objects?
We plotted where we found the artefacts.
We used coordinates!
Hmm... What could this object be used for?
I think this is a musical instrument!
Could this be a compass or a calendar?
What is this ancient artefact?
Look at our amazing animations! We looked at the artists Quentin Blake, Laurie Simmons and Richard Hamilton, who inspired us to create our own moveable characters and backgrounds. We then used the 'I Can Animate' and 'IMovie' programs on the Ipads to make our images move, and added sound!
In Science, we helped George to separate the materials from one of his marvellous medicine mixtures (Paperclips, rice, sand, salt and water)! We had to decide which equipment to use in order to do it.
We made 'marvellous' medicine bottles, by using clay and slips, with Teresa from 'Pick n Paint a Pot'. Do you like them?
Welcome to our Class Assembly!
In English, we wrote our own chants in the style of Roald Dahl. Can you imagine George saying them as he mixed his Marvellous Medicine?
This term, our topic is George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl! In Art and Design, we have been learning to draw in the style of Quentin Blake.
George's Marvellous Medicine!
Quentin Blake illustrated the story!
Quentin used black lines in his illustrations.
Watercolour paints are used to colour them.
In Maths, we made our own 'Marvellous Medicines!' We added up different measures and converted them from millilitres into litres. We also noted which colours we made by mixing different coloured liquids.
We even made a real lava lamp!