Continuing with our animal theme, we have been looking at how artists use tone and texture to create animal artwork.
Today we used a view finder to really examine and draw a small section of an animal. We paid close attention to the patterns.
This half term we are learning all about persuasive writing. Can you tell someone at home what the word persuade means?
What features does a persuasive letter need?
Today, the children had a jumbled up letter! They had to read it carefully and look for the different features before putting it back together.
We kicked off our science topic by making a person from playdough...
As we were making our figures we realised that they were too floppy and wouldn't stand up. Ms Stapleton gave us some cocktail sticks to help our models. We realised that the cocktails sticks were representing the skeleton in our bodies. We learnt that the skeleton has 3 main functions. Can you tell someone at home the 3 functions of the skeleton.
Our science topic this half term is Animals - including humans.
Dare you enter the tomb?
This morning, an Egyptian tomb had arrived in our classroom! We had to crawl through the dark, eerie tomb and look for lots of ancient, wonderous artefacts. We found mummified cats, canopic jars, sacrab amulets and many more treasures. We will be learning lots about life in ancient Egypt still over the next few weeks.
In Geography we have been looking at maps of ancient Egypt. We worked in teams to create a 3D map of Ancient Egypt. Have a look at our fantastic work.
In art we have been exploring the different grades of pencils that artists use and how to create different tone and texture.
In Design and Technology we have carried on with our work on levers. The children have designed their moving pictures which must include 1 type of lever.
They will begin making their moving pictures next week.
This week in literacy we have been writing our explanation texts to explain how a volcano erupts.
Over the past two weeks we have learnt about the different features required for an explanation text, how to use causal conjunctions to join clauses, how to use fronted adverbials of time and how to make a plan for writing.
Can you tell your grown up at home the process of how a volcano erupts? Try and use some of the time adverbials in your explanation.
Ms Stapleton will add photos of our completed explanation texts next week!