If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise!
1ZH really enjoyed visiting the local woods last week as part of their term topic ‘The Enchanted Woodland’ . The children had a walk along the path, identifying and collecting different leaves for discussion work and art work. They then went into the woods and had a go at some bark and leaf rubbing. They also collected some small twigs and leaves to make a mini shelter for the little Pixes .
In the woods, they stopped and had a think about their senses, collecting ideas about what they could see, hear, feel and smell to help them with their written work.
Back in class they have had a go at leaf rubbing, leaf printing, writing poetry and are now beginning to build on their imagination, listening to woodland theme stories and creating their own.
For Science week, 1ZHi have been investigating colour, the same as 1DJ. We did some investigations about colour, linking with our topic and science work (Brazil and Animals and plants). Firstly, we listened to a story called ‘How the parrot got his coloured feathers’ and looked closely at the colours seen on a Mawcaw parrot. We discussed why parrots and other animals in the Amazon forest are so colourful and have strange markings, this is because they are warning off predators or hiding away from them.
We then looked at the three primary colours on the parrot; red, yellow and blue, but we wanted to investigate how we could make the other colours; orange, green and purple (secondary colours). Some of us investigated further colours, the tertiary colours.
We planned what we were going to do and what we needed, made some predictions, then we investigated and mixed the colours. After the investigation we discussed our results and ways of improving the investigation.
We also did another experiment, working with food colouring and paper towels, watching the food colouring being absorbed and predicting what colours would appear in the middle pots.
Linking with the Animals and plants, we had recently been looking at the different parts of a plant and what a plant needs to help it grow. We put some white flowers into pots of food colouring and for two days watched the petals change colour. This helped us understand the importance of the roots and stem of a plant.
OLA! OLA! OLA!
Last week KS1 had a fantastic Brazil day! A freestyle footballer visited our school and showed his amazing skills to the children and they were able to have a go too. He amazed the children with many tricks, especially his hat trick, balancing a ball on his head and taking his hat off! Hats off to the children for their good listening skills and having a go!
Then we had a visit from a samba band workshop, Graeme showed the children all the different drums and demonstrated a few rhythms. Then the children were able to choose a drum and have a go, listening to the instructions and following the beat. It was very noisy in the hall (sorry year 6!), but the children had a great time taking part in a samba band. We then had a special Brazil assembly.