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These are some pictures from our learning last year

In Science, we were learning about light and shadows. We made shadow puppets to explore what would happen to the shadow as we moved the light source closer and further away from the object.

We went on a field trip to Lulworth Cove as part of our learning about rocks and fossils. Here we are on the famous Jurassic Coast searching for fossils.

As a hook for our new topic: Jurassic World, we had an exciting lesson being Palaeontologists. We used brushes to dig in the sand to see if we could find some fossils. Once we had found some fossils, we learnt all about the process in which fossils are formed.

During Maths, we had a practical activity to learn about mass. We had a fun Harry Potter lesson where we were weighing different packages in the owl post office. We measured lots of different packages which we weighed in grams and kilograms, we also had lots of different scales to read. Some went up in 10's, 20's and 50's! We then sorted all of our packages according to their weight ready to be delivered by the owls!

As part of our topic, Walk Like an Egyptian, we had an Egyptian day where we all dressed up as ancient Egyptians! We had a great day learning about Egyptian jewellery and making our own. In the afternoon, we were lucky enough to have Aesop's Theatre Company come in to school and deliver us their 'Into the Tomb' workshop. It was very informative and interactive!

We designed, made and evaluated our own volcanoes from clay. We really enjoyed moulding clay to create a realistic volcano. It finished off our topic in a really fun and engaging way. We have really enjoyed learning about extreme Earth!

As part of our Extreme Earth topic we have been learning about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We went outside and worked as a team to explore the different techniques of using nature as our resource to create works of art. We were very pleased with our finished work!

We had a fantastic morning working as a team and using our problem solving skills when the Puzzle Company came to visit. We had to work together to solve lots of different puzzles and problems and find the solution. It was very rewarding!

We have been learning about how Jesus fed the 5000. We made necklaces out of pasta and fish to represent the loaves and fish in the story and to remind us to always be thankful for the food we have.