Welcome to Panda Class at Hose school. This is our class mascot Yum Yum. Yum Yum not only shares our learning in the classroom but will be experiencing all the different activities we do outside of school.
Please read on and share with us, some of the fun things that we have done this year.
We have been travelling back in time to find out what life was like back in Britain during the Age Stone Age. We looked at many different artefacts to try and discover how people from this age lived. We imagined what it would be like to live in this time. We created cave paintings under the tables using our fingers to draw the animals we might see and made clay beakers which they used to store and serve food.
We discovered that the people had to hunt their food and had to make their own tools using flint to make sharp weapons. We created delicious menus from the food which they would have hunted or foraged.
This term we have donned our magnifying glasses to study the world around around us. We learnt that there are lots of different types of rocks and that by observing and understanding their properties through experimentation, we could discover their types and how they were formed . Armed with our new knowledge of rocks and rock formation we went on a hunt around Hose to discover how different rocks were used in the surrounding buildings including the church.
We also learnt about the life of Mary Anning, her fossil discoveries and how they help us understand about the different animals which lived in the past. We all excitedly made our own fossils by recreating a mould from sea shells and play dough. It was great fun excavating our fossils.
This year we are learning to play the cornet with our super teacher Mrs Moore. We have been incredibly busy learning a range of notes which has enabled us to play a selection of different songs including Hot Cross Buns, Glory E and our newest song Timothy Tank Top.
This term we have been busy looking at light and shadows. We started by investigating different sources of light to help us understand why they are important and allow us to see in the dark. Through classroom investigations, we discovered that different surfaces and even different colours reflect light to varying effect which helped us design new reflective school bags for those dark winter days. During our investigations into the properties of light we also discovered we could bend the light using mirrors to see around corners, very handy to spot approaching teachers!
Throughout this topic we learnt how our biggest source of light is the sun which provides us with light and warmth. However, the sun can be dangerous and we need to protect ourselves from its harmful UV rays. This can be done by using sun cream to protect our skin, wearing a hat to protect our heads and wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes. Here are some of our amazing sunglasses designs.
In Class 2, we have been transported back in time to Norman England and the reign of William the Conqueror. We discovered that William the conqueror invaded England in 1066, and built simple Motte and Bailey castles everywhere to stop other tribes and landowners from stealing his crown. Over the term we looked at how and why castles have developed from the simple wooden structures to the complex stone castles we think of today. Using everything we had learnt we designed and made our own castles.
Once we had carefully built our wonderful castles , we created adverts highlighting their amazing features and the castles were then put up for sale.