This week in Science we have been discussing experiments and what kind of experiments we have done in the past. We looked at how to conduct an experiment and what we need to think about before and after. We discussed symbols that scientists have to look out for and discussed harmful chemicals and what equipment we could use to protect us. Finally, we thought about what we would like to investigate and how we could conduct the experiment.
This week in art we have been exploring patterns. We then researched Wassily Kandinsky who was a famous Russian artist (1866-1944). At an early age, Wassily exhibited a very special gift called synaesthesia cognate. This gift gave him the ability to hear colours and see sounds. This special gift was encouraged by his father who enrolled him in private drawing lessons as well as lessons in piano and cello. We then used 2D shapes to create our own masterpiece. We closed our eyes, listened to the music and responded to the sounds by drawing.
This week in DT we have been researching board games and discussing our favourites. We then used I-pads to research and answer questions about our chosen board game. Did you know the inventor of snakes and ladders is unknown? All we know is that it was made in India.
This week in Science we have been learning about different Scientists and what they investigate. First we looked at scientists that introduce new plants to our gardens. We found out that plants need air, light, water, nutrients from soil and room to grow in order to stay alive. We also researched how plants are transported. Next, we went on a plant hunt outside to discover what different plants were in the school garden. Finally, we designed our own plant and discussed what special powers it could have.
In art we have been using tiny lines and sketches to make up a drawing. We then used this skill to create a badge that represented one of the houses in Harry Potter. We then looked at the picture of Hogwarts at night. We discussed the different shapes in the picture and how these were used to make up the building. Finally, we followed instructions to create our own drawing of Hogwarts. Why not have a go?
1. Draw the outline of Hogwarts onto black paper using pencil. Think about the shapes that you can see.
2. Create the sky. Use blue, white, yellow, pink/purple and black chalk. Remember to leave a space for the moon, and to leave lots of black in the sky- it looks better like this! Use your fingers to blend the colours into one another. You could put lightning in too.
3. Add in the moon. Use white chalk. You could add a bit of yellow or blue as well. Only smudge it a bit.
4. Add in the lighter parts on the buildings. Use white and yellow, and blend the colours in. Remember, you want to leave a lot of the building black.
5. Finally, add in the windows. They are white and yellow. Don’t smudge them- you want them to really stand out.
In History we have been learning about how the Normans came to rule Britain in 1066. We then researched William the Conqueror’s messenger, Stephen Ingram. We thought of some questions we could ask him to find out more information about William the Conqueror. We then discussed how we could help promote happier communities. We decided we would organise a community party to bring everyone together.
This week in Geography we had a discussion about the different ways you could get to a destination. We spoke about using maps, compasses and a satnav. We then discussed the differences between a town and a city. We found out that Worksop has a population of 44,970 and Sheffield has a population of 518,090. We then located cities on a map and directed each other using the words: north, south, east and west.