Thursday, 29 September 2016

Animation with Lara Luxardi

We had a really exciting day today.
Lara came to show us how to make our own stop motion animations.
Today we concentrated on making our own sea creatures (with movable parts and 2 sets of eyes) and the backgrounds we will need for the animation.
We had a lot of fun with paint, collage, fabrics, different painting techniques and of course with using our imaginations.
Tomorrow we will concentrate on the animations.
We can't wait!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

New Note

Please click on the picture below to see notes given to your child recently:
Latest note: Parents Plus Children's Programme Note  (Note given: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016)

Seeds and Light

We want to find out if plants really do need light to grow.
Before we planted our seeds we decided what we should do.
We thought we should try to grow one plant on the window sill where there is lots of light, and one plant in the cófra where it is dark all the time.
We predict that the plant (or plants) on the window sill will grow very well (if we remember to water them!) but the plants in the cófra won't grow at all.
We will check on them regularly to see what happens!
We can't wait to see what happens to all our cress seeds.

3D shapes

We are learning all about 3D shapes.
We can name spheres, cuboids, cubes, cones, cylinders, triangular pyramids, square pyramids, triangular prisms and hexagonal prisms.
We are able to sort and classify the shapes according to colour, size, whether they roll or not, whether they stack or not, by shapes of their faces and by corners.
We love learning about 3D shapes.

Monday, 26 September 2016

New notes

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Latest note: 2nd classes confirmation note, Home school liaison note  (Note given: Monday, September 26th, 2016)

Using our instruments for music

We have lots of different types of instruments.
Can you see the xylophones, tambourines, drums, symbols, triangles, bells, shakers, maracas, thunder stick, rainmaker, whistles, castanets, guiro?
Some are shaken, some are blown, some are struck but all are percussion instruments.
We had a lot of fun playing them.
video

Using 2D and 3D shapes to make air rockets

We wanted to make rocket tops that we can launch with teacher's rocket launcher.
We discovered that a 2D circle can change into a cone just by cutting the middle half way and squeezing with our fingers.
We discovered that a rectangular card can be rolled to make a cylinder.
We know that triangles will make great fins.

Now we are ready to assemble our own rockets.
Our rockets are ready for launching now!