Cedar Class have been finding out about the life, inventions and legacy of Alexander Graham Bell as part of our science project about inventors and their discoveries. We have made posters all about him with our own faces peeping through which caused much laughter!
Our art project is focussing on the work of Romanian sculptor, Brancusi, (1876-1957) who had a particular liking for sculpting birds. Using scrunched up newspaper and masking tape only, the children had just half an hour to make their own bird. Over the next few weeks we shall be honing our skills and exploring quality finishing techniques.
Our ‘Take One Tale’ project focusses on a book entitled
Birthday Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka. This is positively one of the best books we have ever looked at in terms of its concept and the humour packed into it. Cedar Class definitely recommend it if you haven’t come across it before! (Boys in particular love it!) In the photos we have been engaging in role play and answering questions in role as either the sweet and sugar Birthday Bunny or the evil, powerful Battle Bunny.
Anglo-Saxons (Term 5)
This term, we will be placing the Saxons on a timeline and will be looking at aspects of their daily lives. Throughout the project, we will be learning how the Saxons came to arrive in Britain and how they were eventually conquered by the Normans. Specifically, the areas that will be explored are culture, food, art, homes, military, kings etc... Significant journeys and locations will also be mapped. We shall be exploring ideas through different areas of the curriculum and pulling it all together for our Open morning which we hope you will be able to attend.
What a treat to spend the morning in the Fir Tree Forest! Even though it rained heavily, did we complain or even notice? No!
We spent a fun few hours exploring the area and developing our teamwork skills in the challenge to 'build the biggest pile of leaves'. This required cooperation, communication and initiative! How might the boards help? How can we best use the bags? Will the wheelbarrow help? How can we work quicker to catch up with the other team and be more efficient?
We also learnt how to use secateurs (not tweezers!) loppers, pliers, and saws safely whilst having respect for the area and the wildlife within it. Some of us got creative and made dens and colour wheels using the leaves too.
We are look forward to going again and hope it can be soon! Thank you Emma!
Thank you parents too for providing wellies and raincoats at short notice.