LKS2 have been exploring atmospheric perspective in Art this half-term. We learned about the background, middle ground and foreground of landscape paintings and discovered how the light hits each part differently to produce a sense of perspective. This made us think about the science of light, and how we see, in order to try and […]Read More LKS2 Atmospheric Perspective
Years 3 & 4 have been learning about how scientists use classification keys to identify living things, based on their observable characteristics (the things that you can see). We used keys to sort different pond animals, in order to identify them, then made our own keys in order to identify a different set of animals. […]Read More Classification Keys in LKS2
Years 3 & 4 have visited Manor House Gardens this week in order to observe the Quaggy River as part of our Geography learning for this half-term. We used 4-digit references to locate Manor House Gardens before we left and also looked at satellite and pictorial maps of the area. When we arrived at the […]Read More Geography fieldwork in LKS2
Year 4 combined Athletics and Maths on Monday afternoon. We practised throwing the vortex and then recorded our data before using the Numbers app on our iPads to put this information into a table and a chart. We’ll be using this to track our progress during the term.Read More Vortex data in Year 4
We had a fantastic trip to the Tate Modern today. The children were so excited to see the Gerard Richter, Bridget Riley and Jackson Pollock artworks that we’ve been discussing in class and had some fantastic discussions about nature of art and our differing experiences of, and reactions to it.Read More Years 3& 4 visit the Tate Modern
Year 4 have got cracking with their allotment – we’ve planted carrot and chive seeds which will need to be nurtured over Easter, and put our first lot of seed potatoes in a tyre. Here’s to a successful growing season!Read More Sowing the seeds of sustenance
We used paint, marbles and a good old-fashioned storage tray to make our own splatter-style paintings in Year 4 on Friday. We looked at examples of Pollock’s work and discussed how we can respond to art in many different ways, from admiring the skills involved to just having a personal reaction to a piece of […]Read More Jackson Pollock-style artwork in Year 4
Mor investigating with musical instruments this week in LKS2 Science. This time we were looking at pitch – high and low sounds. We started off by finding out what happens when you wrap an elastic band around a wooden block, put a pencil underneath it and pluck the elastic band. We moved the pencil and […]Read More How do you change the pitch of a sound?
It seems much longer than 3 days ago that Year 4 were in the sunshine investigating volume. It was such a glorious day, and we were going to be noisy, so we thought the only sensible thing to do was to take our learning outside! We know that sound is created by a transfer of […]Read More How do you change the volume of a sound?
Monday’s Science Fair was St. Margaret’s at its finest – staff and children alike showing off what creative, confident, knowledgeable learners we are and what brilliant communication skills the children have. The playground and hall were a hotbed of activity, from Year 5’s mouldy bread (and very testing classification quiz) to Year 1’s sorting animals. […]Read More St. Margaret’s Science Fair