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March 9, 2019: Great Lake Artwork
This week Yr3/4 were learning about the Great Lakes in the United States, and as part of this learning, they created some artwork based around a lake and shoreline. They used a different medium to usual, producing their work in wax crayon. Here are some of the creations from Class7.



February 14, 2019: iPads or Spinning Tops?
Children in Lower School have truly demonstrated their creative flair this week, designing a range of games using the skills and knowledge that they have developed throughout our topic! From quiz style board games to games using electrical circuits to programming their own computer games! We even had the pleasure of sharing our learning with Upper School this afternoon...



January 30, 2019: Researching Victorian Inventors
This week the children in class7 have been finding out about the people who created some of the great Victorian inventions. They studied Rowland Hill, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Thomas Edison, Thomas Twyford, Alexander Graham Bell, and James Starley. Here are two examples of the research discoveries made by the groups of children;



January 8, 2019: A Victorian Adventure
What a wonderful day Year 3 and 4 had today when they visited Perlethorpe to learn about life in Victorian Times. From looking at artefacts, exploring the local church and discovering all about Victorian school lessons the children were immersed in this terms topic.



January 7, 2019: Discussing events in the Victorian Times
This afternoon, as part of our new topic, we were looking at a range of events from the reign of Queen Victoria. After sorting all the events into a correct timeline, the class held a debate about which they thought were the three most important events of the Victorian age. After lots of discussion they decided on four events*, and then reduced it to these three; The police force was chosen because it helped keep people safe from crime. Electric lighting was chosen because it made dark areas lighter and safer to visit. The Education Act because it meant that children did not have to work, and could instead go to school and learn important information to help them become knowledgeable. *The fourth event was the building of the Houses of Parliament. In the end the class decided that the building wasn't critical, as laws and rules could still be made in other buildings if necessary.



December 20, 2018: Giacometti inspired Iron Man creations
As we complete our lower school topic of 'Do opposites really attract?' where we have been looking at metals and magnets (and reading The Iron Man) we completed the last piece of work today by looking at the humanoid sculptures Giacometti created and then re-created them using pipe cleaners and tin foil. After learning how to twist three pipe cleaners together to form a human shape, the children had to wrap foil around the skeletons to complete their design and discovered it wasn't as easy as they thought it would be! The extra challenge that was set towards the end of the lesson was to try and get their sculptures to stand on their own. Well done to those children who managed to get a free standing model.



November 28, 2018: My Perfect Future
As part of this weeks topic based work, we've been thinking about what machines we would like to see in the future to make our lives easier. Here are three ideas from some of the children in class.



November 5, 2018: A Mystery at Porchester
Year 3 and 4 were shown a local newspaper headline today at the start of their new topic, and it seems not only did some of the staff see mysterious objects at the weekend, but so did many of the children. We have discovered that there are still strange nuts, bolts and other items around the school and the children are collecting them to help us try and solve the mystery of where these could have come from.



October 16, 2018: Masking the past
We had a really creative afternoon today as we created our own Egyptian Death Masks. By the end the afternoon the children had almost finished their very own masks in the same style as Tutankhamun’s.



October 8, 2018: Mummifying TutAnkh"Tom"un
Year 3 and 4 spent part of this afternoon learning how the Ancient Egyptians mummified their Pharaoh's. We mummified TutAnkhTomun (or Pharaoh 'Tom') in groups, learning about how the body had to be cleansed, then emptied into Canopic Jars, and then cleansed again before salt was packed around the body and it was left for forty days. Janiah, in class 7 said "It was a little bit gross", but Noah added "It was fun".


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