LKS2 have spent several weeks designing, refining and making pots based on Prehistoric Bell Beaker pottery. This week, we used our analysis skills to ascertain what went well, what could have been improved and what was difficult about the process. The children also recorded the techniques involved in making their pots and were surprised by […]Read More Evaluating our pottery in LKS2
LKS2 finished off their work on Light by investigating whether you can change the size of a shadow. We had fun deciding whether images of shadows were real or fake, by using our knowledge of how shadows are formed. We then watched a brilliant hand shadow performance, which you can watch here and discussed what […]Read More LKS2 ask, “Can you change the size of a shadow?”
As you will have seen from Miss Bellis’s post, LKS2 have produced a wonderful piece of work showcasing all their learning about the Prehistoric period. They brought together all of their History skills in order to evaluate and analyse evidence, compare historical eras, look at continuity and change, and assess the impact of ingenuity and […]Read More Year 4 Innovate Project – Through the Ages
LKS2 have been learning about the prehistoric period this half term. They have been busy creating their Horrible Histories magazines about the prehistoric period to showcase everything they know about The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age.Read More Through the Ages
Some classes listened to a wide selection of Christmas songs today, from traditional carols through to contemporary pop, as they played a fun game to find their class favourite. The winning songs were: Year 1: Rockin’ Around The Christmas TreeYear 2: All I Want For Christmas Is YouYear 4: All I Want For Christmas Is […]Read More Young Music Critics
Years 3 and 4 spent Thursday afternoon exploring the world of shadows and working on making scientific predictions. We learnt the words transparent, translucent and opaque to describe how much light different materials allow through. We established that shadows are when light is blocked by a solid object and chose different materials to put between […]Read More LKS2 investigate shadows
Year 3 and 4’s challenge this week was to make a Bell Beaker-style pot using a combination of pinch, coil and pattern techniques. Using slip was a new technique for most of our artists this week, however by using their artistic, resilient minds, they created some amazing 3D pots!Read More LKS2 Art: Creating Bell Beaker style pottery.
It’s that time of the year again, when teachers have to mine the depths of Christmas creativity in order to come up with an enchanting, stylish, beautiful design for the Christmas hoop – which they then have to execute in one afternoon with 30 children! Fortunately, I teach the best class in the school who […]Read More It’s the most hoop-erful time of the year!
Years 3 and 4 have continued their learning about light with some further investigation into mirrors and reflection. We have investigated the fact that we need light to see and drawn simple conclusions on this subject. We then focused on the concept of reflection and used mirrors to generate and answer questions and to discuss […]Read More Mirrors and reflection in LKS2
Years 3 and 4 continued to practise their History skills this week by studying invention and ingenuity in the Iron Age. We examined various inventions, such as the ard (an Iron Age plough), the use of wool for cloth, a rotary quern for milling flour, pottery wheels and a bit for horses. We discussed the […]Read More Invention and ingenuity in Prehistoric Times – LKS2