This afternoon we had lots of fun creating our own wire buzzer game. We used our knowledge of circuits to create a circuit with a buzzer which we then drew as a circuit diagram. Once we had a working circuit, we adapted it with wire to create a game which buzzed when the circuit was completed. We needed a steady hand to play the game afterwards and not make it buzz! IMG_1336
Noticing Narwhals (Y3/4 2018-19)
What a surprise we had today! We went into the forest to look at what types of trees and bushes we could identify there but instead found evidence of dragons and their nests! After deciding it was getting too scary, we came back to the safety of our classroom and did some brilliant diary writing as a dragon hunter. We explored lots of different vocabulary using adjectives and adverbs which allowed us to write some fantastic sentences.
We are having such fun exploring books and book characters for World Book Day. Our costumes look great and we have done a brilliant job of sharing lots of stories with the children in Pegasus class. We have then been designing a potato head to look like our favourite book character. Don’t they look great!
The whole school has had a great time reading aloud today and really enjoying a range of books. Narwhals enjoyed listening to lots of people read including Mrs Needham, Mrs Hunt, parents and Mrs Fear. What was best of all was listening to each other and getting engrossed in a book that someone else had chosen as a favourite. We even had a few furry friends to read to! We loved sharing our books and enjoying them together.
Our work is starting to look very impressive! These are going to look great on the wall.
What a brilliant day we had on Thursday! To start our adventure stories, we turned ourselves into pirates and used treasure maps to help us draw the stories we were going to write. Everyone got into the pirate spirit and did some great thinking about what was going to happen when we went to discover the treasure!
What a great day Narwhals had today! We spent the morning exploring some of the sculptures with a member of the sculpture park team who introduced us to some of the materials the sculptures are made of and the processes the artist would go through in order to create their work. It was great to see how all the artists used materials in different ways and incorporated different ideas into their work. We then had a go at sketching and even used some plasticine to try and create our own animal head which represented us. After lunch, we used some clay to create discs which we made impressions in using various natural items that we found. We also used these materials around us, together with string, clay and pipe cleaners to make our own mini sculptures inspired by our surroundings. After a little more exploring, we got back just before the rain!
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.
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.