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.
Some of us tried to make a house of straw for the three little pigs.
There were a lot of helping in different ways and teamwork was key.
Then we decided the wolf might be hungry and need something to eat, hopefully not one of the three little pigs!
So a group set to to make delicious soup that the wolf would like. With a little bit of this and a little bit of that, the soup was made and the trap was set!
Other people in the class set to building different types of houses for the three little pigs. These were made of branches or pallets of wood.
They thought if there were leaves on the branches, the wolf might think it was a home!
The wolf fell for the trap, climbed down the chimney and ended up in the pot so we were able to make wolf soup! It was delicious!
Here are some architects, planning their next houses to build. I think they decided on houses made of tyres!
Draw a picture that is going to put a smile on the face of everyone in your house. Put as much detail in it as you can. Go on, make everyone smile. Send a photo to the school email so that you can make me smile too!