We had some free time today and chose to do lots of different things. Nothing was set, it was all our own interest. This is how we kept ourselves busy. We had a picnic, made chilli chicken, pizza in a pan and used the pots for musical instruments.
Some of us made a city, an aeroplane, a car and people out of construction materials.
Others decided to write letters and colour in, taking great care to do their best, as always.
A few of us went fishing, designed tractors, did jigsaws and found dinosaurs.
Inventors and designers were also in the classroom. A tv is important in our eyes so it was important to design a tv with magical day and night tv screens at the same time. It was just as important to have the switches, control panel and sockets at the back of it!
We read Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson and enjoyed the story a lot. It got us onto thinking about patterns in art and wildlife. We made some peacocks. We had to listen to careful instructions for directional movement with pencil control.
First we had to draw lines from our peacocks all the way out to the edge of the paper.
Then we had to draw some large circles on these lines.
Then we had to draw smaller circles inside the larger circles. These were a different colour.
Once we had done that, we had to draw even smaller circles inside the second colour!
Next we had to draw diagonal lines on each side of our first lines, this made it look like the feather hairy part of a feather.
Finally we coloured in the body of the our peacocks.
It was great fun but a lot of listening and work. We did great though and the peacocks are going up in our corridor gallery. They will make their way home eventually.
Here is our curriculum overview for this term.