Spring Term: The Stone Age.
We've had a really exciting term learning about the Stone Age! Take a look below to catch a glimpse of of some of the things that we've been discovering.
On Wednesday 16th March, Dan the Stone Age man visited us at school and took us back in time to the beginning of the Paleolithic Age. We were able to ask lots of questions about the artefacts that he brought with him and during the afternoon we made fat lamps and flints.
RE lessons: The sadness and joy of Easter
We've really enjoyed considering whether the events of Easter were happy events of sad. We concluded that they were both because it was sad that Jesus died in the way that he did but happy that he died for us to forgive our sins. The pictures below show us acting out Palm Sunday, Mrs Irwin washing feet like Jesus did at the Last Supper and Garry's visit to tell us all about how the church celebrates Easter.
We've really enjoyed continuing with our ukulele lessons this term. We can now play the notes A, C and F and put them together to play some simple tunes!
One of our many highlights this half term has been making volcanoes.....and exploding them.
Science: Rocks and Forces
In the first half of the term, we learnt about the the 3 different types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. After half term, we carried out lots of investigations to understand what a force is and to discover some of the unusual properties of magnetism. At the end of our topic, we put all our knowledge into practice and made our own game using magnetism.
Using inspiration from the early cave paintings that have been found, we collected natural materials from the school woods and made our own paint. We learnt how to draw simple, bold outlines of animals and birds and then created our very own stone age painting using lentils to make a rough cave wall.