Narwhals have started to look at using drawing programmes in order to draw shapes and lines today. We drew silly shapes to make up faces and houses then learnt how to change the colour of the lines and fill the shapes with colour.
Noticing Narwhals (Y3/4 2018-19)
Mrs Fear and Mrs Hoyle’s golden time group got their hammers out today to start getting the nails into the wood for their nail art. It is looking good but we all have a bit of a headache!”
Narwhals have been busy this afternoon, making sure our work is neatly presented ready for our exciting new display and creating some Quentin Blake inspired artwork of Alfie, the tortoise from ‘Esio Trot’. We used our ‘noticing ‘ skills to look really carefully at the image of Alfie from the book so that we could try to copy the shapes and colours carefully. We also noticed how Quentin Blake doesn’t mind when his lines go a little wrong or when his painting doesn’t quite fit neatly in the lines so tried to recreate this style in our own paintings.
Look who came to visit us today! We had such fun learning all about Mrs Parker’s pet tortoise, Petal. She came to visit our class to help us with our learning based on Roald Dahl’s book ‘Esio Trot’ which is all about a tortoise who isn’t growing quickly enough for his owner. We have been exploring the story and trying to say the backwards words using our phonic knowledge, as well as writing about how to keep a tortoise and descriptive writing.
Narwhals had lots of fun in the forest investigating the habitat. We looked carefully at what the woodland environment was like and then went on a hunt for all the different types of living things we could find there. We found many different plants and trees, spiders, wood lice, snails and many more ‘creepy crawlies’.
Narwhals were outside this afternoon mapping the things we have around our school. We had to think very carefully about where we positioned the places and items we saw to keep our maps accurate. Our next plan of action is to create a neat version of our maps and think about the human and physical features we saw. Our school really does have some great outdoor areas for us to enjoy!
We have been learning about what makes a living thing. Ask us if we can remember any of the characteristics that we need to be living – remember MRS NERG!
I have been blown away by how hard everyone in Noticing Narwhals has been working this week. It is tough coming back to the routines of school after six weeks holiday, but all the Narwhals are doing a great job of listening, learning and enjoying themselves. I have also seen such focus in writing and making improvements- I can’t wait to share the brilliant work Narwhals will get up to this year.