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Today, we were investigating how shadows change. Throughout the day, we drew around our shadows to see how they move as the earth rotates. We also used team work when investigating how to make the shadow of Zeus's lightning bolt bigger.
What a proud teacher I am of such a talented class! I had a wonderful afternoon, watching Redwood Class perform their many talents. We saw all of the following:
a bendy body;
poetry performed while drawing lions;
a flute performance;
a gymnastic performance;
an original song and dance,
an original song performed with a guitar;
a comedy song;
5 jokes put into a song;
a piano performance;
a ballet dance;
a duet performance of a song with a guitar.
This week in Science we have been making shadow puppets with a mixture of transparent, translucent and opaque materials. A lot of the children chose to make the mythical creature they designed in literacy. Today, we used them to create our very own shadow puppet shows!
Yesterday, we conduced an experiment to see which type of rock: slate (metamorphic), basalt (igneous) or sandstone (sedimentary) would make the best statue. We decided a good statue should be waterproof, hard and heavy, so we split into groups to investigate different qualities. We kept our tests fair by only changing the type of rock (independent variable) and keeping everything else the same (control variables). Some of the things we kept the same were the amount of water poured on the rock, the size of the rock and the person scraping the rock.
We found that different rocks had different advantages, which made it hard to decide which rock to use for the statue. However, in the end we decided that it was most important that the statue was hard- to make sure it lasted a long time- so we concluded that the basalt would be the best rock to use.
PE Spring 1 28/1/19
This half term in PE, Redwood have started learning the various skills required to play volleyball and their first lesson involved looking at the technique for passing the ball. They will also be looking at the different passes that can be made in this sport and they will then apply all their learnt skills into a match scenario. They’ve made an excellent start so well done Redwood class.
We just had the privilege of watching a group of 6 children in Redwood Class perform a funny and engaging Christmas musical they had written. They choreographed dances; wrote their own songs; performed with enthusiasm and rehearsed it loads to make it perfect. I am very proud of them all.
Thank you Redwood for a lovely term, have a great Christmas break!
Autumn 2 - P.E 23/11/18
This half term in P.E, Redwood have been learning about Dance. They have learnt how to count to 8 beats in a song and how to travel to a song. Redwood are now looking at putting all the skills together to create a routine. Well done to Redwood for an excellent start to Dance.
I was so impressed with how well Redwood Class worked as a team on art day, to create their own version of Henri Rousseau'a painting 'Surprised'.
Autumn 1 - P.E 17-9-18
This half term in P.E, Redwood class have been learning about gymnastics and the different levels of movements and different tempos. To help the class remember the levels and tempos we have used animals. For example a medium tempo would be a monkey and a fast tempo would be a cheetah. The children have also created a sequence using everything they have learnt. The next target for Redwood is to add turns, jumps and different ways of travel to their routine. Well Done Redwood class for a fantastic start to this topic!