We are super proud of all the children who took part in this year's Science Fair. It was clear that so much preparation and practice had gone into these at home - so a huge thank you also to parents for supporting.
Sadly, only two children from almost half the class were allowed to qualify, as the quality this year...
Recently, Taj Mahal Class have been putting their circuit building skills to the test. A la Blue Peter, we made masterpieces out of sticky-backed plastic and what was possibly once a multi-pack of Pringles tubes.
(Click here if you missed our Electrical Circuit work Bright Sparks!)
So proud of their inventiveness!
I couldn't have been prouder of our class, last week, who visited the Bolton Museum as part of our Egyptian studies. They were so clued-up, showed impeccable manners and squeezed every last drop of canopic juice from the experience.
Taj Mahal Class have been all about the Stone Age this term. Today, we became stone age cave dwellers and made our own paint from chalk and water, made our own paint brushes out of sticks and made hand prints with (possibly) locally foraged charcoal. Here's the result!
And now for some close ups.
Year 3/4 have been studying the work of Aaron Douglas, a Harlem Renaissance watercolour painter who was famous for portraying black culture as vibrant and full of potential. A pioneer of his time.
Well done to all of our children in developing the watercolour skills to paint in his style. Such lovely pieces!
Year 4 have been busy making shadow puppet theatres this term, whilst investigating shadows.
Here are some photos of what we been up to.
First, we designed our theatre frames...
Then we investigated how to create different types of shadow.
And today we used our theatres to investigate how to make a shadow appear larger and smaller on a screen.
We are nearly ready...
Just a few pics from our sketchbooks - Linking in with our Ancient Greece topic, we have been learning to create very detailed Greek landscapes with lots of colours and techniques, but in a relatively small space.
Written by our very own Farah!
In Design and Technology, Y4 have made some amazing Egyptian mummy clay models and designed coffins for them. Here are some photos of our awesome models.
Wow - don't you think they're really nice? I like how they all have different styles to them. We did the mummies and coffins because we have been learning...