We have been reporters this week, writing about monsters attacking the year 2 classes just looking for a cuddle! It was been fun to retell our news reports using our hand puppets.
Today, we have learnt how to write down our rhythms that we clap. We used crotchets and quavers, focusing on just one bar, then repeating the rhythm in groups. We enjoyed being musicians for the afternoon. After that, we then learnt to march in time, as Harold Godwinson’s Army would have had to do, on the way to the Battle of Hastings.
Today, we have had a lot of fun! We have designed castles using the knowledge we have learnt this term. But, we wanted a challenge so rather than drawing them, we made them out of biscuits and icing sugar. We communicated our ideas and worked as a team to build our castles. Some of us chose to do Motte and Bailey Castles, others made sure we included a stables. What fun we had!
We have had a fantastic day visiting Tiverton Castle. We loved dressing up as Knights, Kings, Princesses and ladies, along with a Spider and Dinosaur! We learnt so much.
Over 900 years ago, the first castle was built on a hill and was made out of wood, this was called a ‘Mot and Bailey Castle’. It didn’t last very long. Toilets in castles were very different and were only big holes in the ground.A lot of castles today, are run down and parts of them have been destroyed because of age and war. The steps leading to the tower were very steep.
We have loved science week! We have completed 5 science experiments looking at whether we can layer liquids, change the shape of jelly sweets, time how long it takes for a drop of rain to get through a cloud and exploded plastic bags using vinegar and bi carbonate of soda!!
In the afternoons we have been looking at seasonal changes and focused on what colours are around during autumn, spring, summer and winter. We have recorded our findings in our sketch books using mixed media and loved it!
We are having lots of fun this week being scientists. It all started at the beginning of the week with a fantastic science show by Wonderstruck with a member of D4 setting Peter’s hair of fire. What a sight it was!
Watch this space for some more pictures of our science week with the theme of changes.