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September 30, 2017: Cave Art Investigation
This week in Class7 we have looked at Stone Age cave art. When we looked at this picture we noticed that the animal drawn seemed to have extra legs. We wondered why it seemed to be drawn with seven legs, and wondered if a recent scientific idea that the flickering flames in a cave would have made shadows covering some legs, creating an animated running animal. Using a MoverKit (that can be programmed to look like flickering firelight) we tried it out. We added some "eyebrows" to the MoverKit to create some shadows on the painting and then looked at the result. Did Stone Age people create animated cave art? We investigated... pic.twitter.com/xkT1bGSwAI — Porchester Junior (@porchester) September 30, 2017 The class were split. Some of them thought they saw movement, some said they couldn't see any movement. What do you see?

September 26, 2017: Junior Archaeologists
Class7 have been learning about how archaeologists study the past, and today they became archaeologists themselves. They carefully searched through the ground and found a range of objects from the past that they had to try and identify and also work out what they could be used for. Archaeological Dig Images

September 24, 2017: Stone Age Safari
"The animals are ready, are you?" Come and join class 7 on a Stone Age Safari. Grab one of their amazing Safari guides full of information about where you might see a Woolly Mammoth, a wolf or a Sabre toothed cat along with information about those animals. And if you get hungry, they've even thought about guiding you to a Stone Age café for refreshing herbs, berries and nuts.

July 11, 2017: Odysseus and Penelope
Last week class7 were looking at the painting 'Penelope with the Suitors", and producing some artwork based on the painting. In addition to the artwork, they also learnt about the character Penelope and her husband Odysseus. They discovered that Odysseus had been fighting in the Trojan war, and was trying to get back home but had been delayed by the actions of the Greek Gods. The class created postcards from Odysseus to Penelope explaining the delay in returning, and also one of the children took on the role of Zeus and explained why the Gods were trying to stop Odysseus.

July 10, 2017: Egyptian Necklaces
Class 7 have been creating their own version of the type of necklaces that people in Ancient Egypt would have worn. They used a paper plate, scissors, colours and costume jewellery to design some amazing pieces. Some of them were so pleased with their work that they headed home wearing them.

May 19, 2017: Takeaway Homework
Yet another piece of amazing homework from lower school. A very impressive video M! You should consider being a TV presenter when you leave school.

October 30, 2016: Try a Victorian Quiz
What a pleasant surprise to discover that during the half term Jake created his own Victorian quiz using 2DIY in PurpleMash. Can you get all the answers to his questions right?

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Fantastic work Jake. Well done!

June 8, 2016: Going Roman
Today in class 7 we went Roman! We spent the day finding out about Roman artifacts, playing Roman games, building Roman structures. We even ate some Roman food! We learnt how to move like Roman soldiers with shields, and finally saw how Romans dressed. It was fantastic

November 23, 2015: Hunting for Stonehenge
Class 7 have spent today on a history treasure hunt looking for clues about Stonehenge. All around the classroom were little snippets of "Stonehenge Facts" that they needed to locate to help them answer some questions on an information sheet. Once all the information had been found, they then produced their own Stonehenge report.

October 24, 2015: Class six reporters
Class six have come to the end of some of our topics this half term. We have all learnt so many new things and have throughly enjoyed our topics that have been covered. All of the children worked in groups and thought about what they have learnt and how they could report on this. The groups focused on the Mayans, Space and even brought in athletics. Have a look at their fantastic reports. Well done Class six, you made it very clear how much you have learnt over the last few weeks. Mayan art news report from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. The Sun news report from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Jupiter news report from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. The Solar System news report from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Mars news report from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Athletics news report from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Mayan creations news report from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Posted with Blogsy

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