4 Edison’s DT days!

4 Edison have had a busy couple of days to round off their half term.

On Thursday we learnt what Roman chariots are and why they were significant. We then learnt about axles and researched different items that have axles to allow wheels to move. After researching, we then designed our chariots and planned out which materials we were going to need. We rounded off Thursday by writing up our methods and making our chariots. We learnt how to measure wood accurately, how to use hand saws safely and how to use a hot glue gun. After that, we designed and attached our platforms to our axles.

On Friday, we looked at our chariots and thought about how to improve them. We then were able to modify our models so we were happy with them. Our final task was to reflect on our work and evaluate the chariots we had made.ย  Take a look at our creations

 

 

If that wasn’t enough, on Friday afternoon we had a go at making Roman mosaics. We had to plan our designs and then we had fun making beautiful patterns. Take a look:

 

A huge well done to everyone in 4 Edison for their hard work over the last 7 weeks. It has been a pleasure to get to know everyone properly and everyone should be really proud of how much they have achieved in such a short space of time. To top it off, our class won the smart cards prize for having the most smart cards over the half term which is a testimony to how fantastic everybody is. Let’s keep it going so we can be the best we can be.

Enjoy the holidays!

Love,

Mrs Soar ๐Ÿ™‚

Design and Technology Days!

Over the past 2 days we have been doing Design and Technology days.

We started of by evaluating different foods and talked about where they came from. We looked at equipment that we would need to use to help us make vegetable soup and bread and discussed what we would use them for.ย After that we designed our vegetable soup by selecting which vegetables we wanted to put into it and then we designed our bread.

We worked in groups to follow instructions to make both the bread and the soup. We had lots of fun kneading the dough and enjoyed cutting up the vegetables.

On our final D&T day we got to taste our product. We enjoyed a lovely bowl of warm soup and dipped our bread in. We could not believe we had actually made it! We compared our homemade bread and soup to shop bought bread and soup and decided which we preferred. Lastly we evaluated our products and discussed ways to make them better. We have had a wonderful last few days. What a great way to end half term!

Have a lovely week off!

Miss Warburton ๐Ÿ˜€

 

DT DAYS!

Over the past two days, Reception have been involved in Design Technology day. The children designed and then created their own dojo.

They have learned how to use a stencil, use scissors to cut out properly, use PVA glue appropriately and attach moving parts to their dojo by using map pins and split pins.

They have listened so carefully and created every single aspect all by themselves. I’m really proud of them!

Mrs Burgess :o)

4 Edison homework!

A huge well done to everyone who designed a Roman shield or sword. There was a fantastic effort put into all the homework and it has been a delight seeing all the children’s hard work. All the children told everyone how they made their shields and swords and explained their designs.

Take a look at the brilliant weapons:

 

 

Thank you to all the grown ups who supported the children with their work. It is really appreciated!

Love, Mrs Soar ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Birthday, Mike!

On Friday, the children finally got to celebrate Mike the Bear’s birthday. I was so sad that I missed it, but the children assured me he had a great time! The children have been looking forward to celebrating his big day and helped to make him birthday cards, read instructions to make jelly, write party lists and even invited their own bears to come and join us!

The children had a truly fabulous afternoon and Mike is now partied out!

Mrs Burgess :o)

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