At the end of term, we took part in a special porject - we created an installation entitled: It's good to be me! We created life size cardbaord cut outs of ourselves, which we painted, and designed t-shirts based on our identity for them to wear. They were finished with our own self portraits and finger print sculptures. Then we invited our relativse in for a learning celebration!
After identifying the different types of fingerprints that we had, we set to work creating some fingerprint releif models. We used cardbaord and craft knives to help us achieve this.
This week, we learnt about fingerprints! This is so we can eventually produce some models of them. After some fact finding, we became police officers in training - taking each other's prints! Then, we identified the type of finger prints we each had and compared and contrasted them.
We filled our class team point jar, which meant that we received a reward! It was an afternoon of Mexican cooking: including chocolate making, and making our own salsa and guacomole dips. We thoroughly enjoyed deveoping our cooking skills, as well as eating the finished results.
As part of our topic on space, we learnt a lot about the earth's natural satellite: the moon. As well as basing creative and narrative writing on it, we used it as our inspiration in D.T. We each created a textile sample of a 'moonscape' that is, a piece of sewing inspired by the colours, textures and shapes of the moon.
Elm class worked in teams to create a models of the planets in our solar system. We created these using balloons, paper mâché and paint. After our models were complete, we researched the conditions our our planets and created posters to display all our new knowledge.