We are going to create our own water themed interactive game using Scratch. Before we can begin creating our game, we will investigate what we need to do by ‘decomposing’ the finished article. In order to do this we need to think about the different sprites and backgrounds that we will be using and then creating algorithms to make the different elements interact.
Go to Mr Foster’s boat game to discover what you will be creating.
We have been learning all about Dinosaurs in Year 1.
We have been learning to make a sculpture as part of our art topic. Palaeontologists don’t really know what dinosaurs looked like millions of years ago so we discussed our ideas in a small group and thought of reasons why they should be certain colours. The T-Rex and Brachiosaurus have been painted green and brown so they can camouflage themselves against the trees and plants. The children decided to paint the Spinosaurus yellow so it can reflect the sunlight. One group painted the Pterodactyl blue so it can camouflage itself against the sky and its prey on the ground won’t see it coming! What colour would you paint your dinosaur and why?
While working collaboratively we also found out many facts about our chosen dinosaurs. We know that dinosaurs with sharp teeth were meat eaters called carnivores and dinosaurs with blunt flat teeth were plant eaters called herbivores. Some plant eaters ate stones to digest the tough plants in their stomachs. What do you know about dinosaurs?
As part of our English learning we learnt a story off by heart called ‘The Three Little Raptors’ which is similar to another well known traditional story. We used actions and pictures to help us learn to re-tell it in the right order. You can find the story on youtube. Can you re-tell the story? How is it similar to another story you know?
In music we have been learning a song called ‘We are the Dinosaurs!’ which we know really well! We love to sing with Mr Barratt.
Many parents and carers came to see our assembly and thought the children had worked incredibly hard! They were amazed at their clear voices, interesting facts and sculptures they had made through perseverance and team work.
Children from Years 2 -6 have been learning Jingle Bells in Mandarin, to perform at the Winter Concerts on the 10th December.
Here are the lyrics to practise at home and the video to sing along to.
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Last term at our school disco I had tons of fun with my friends. We listened and danced to music, there was also someone who had really cool dance moves and I learnt new ones too. I had popcorn and a hot dog, I came with my brother and I was looking for him the whole time I realised he was playing in the football cage. I mean do playing football and dancing really go together?
We went to Hampton Court Palace! It was really cool. When we got there after a coach journey ( which was fun because of travel games!) and had to sit for a bit because we were early. it was decided that 4s should do the session first while we ( 4b ) ate lunch. after lunch we had some time to explore and we were told the kitchens were really interesting. after we went for a session where we were history and we got to look atreally cool stuff. overall , AWESOME VISIT!
Last half term we did an activity, where we had to clean some water which was supposed to be river water, in groups of about 6. We used a funnel, filter paper, a sieve, a pipette, a scoop and a few tubes to store the water in. We also had to name our water companies, mine was called Crystal clear and we had a competition, who’s was the cleanest and we came second! The winning group was called Gates water. I felt happy for them and I thought they deserved it. Second is good enough for me!
In literacy, we are reading a book called called Oranges in No Man’s Land, it’s very dramatic and I really enjoy reading it. It is about a civil war, between Christians and Muslims. At the beggining the mother is killed and the grandmother is left to take care of three children.
I really enjoyed the water topic last term.We went on 2 really enjoyable school trips.The first one was to Horton Kirby and the second one was to The Horniman museum. The sea creatures there were amazing! The thing I found most enjoyable was sketching of the sea creatures, it was great! The animals were incredible,some of them didn’t even move, but others couldn’t stop moving! The fishes were very colourful and different to each others patterns. We used different type pencils for different things.