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Boat Races and More...

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This week started with great excitement as the children were looking forward to racing their boats against each other. The children all agreed on the rules: the boats must start from one side; the boats had to be moved by blowing them and the winner was the first to touch the other side.

Each child took part in several races, so they were able to discuss how to improve their techniques.

Testing our boats to make sure they float.









On your marks, get set, GO...!!!








The Champion of Champions Race!


Observational Drawing
To start our new topic, 'Who Am I?' the children have been drawing detailed pictures of themselves and their friends. The initial learning experience involved the children being given a photo of half of their face and they had to draw the other half. The children explored the concept of sketching, which enabled them to make changes to their work without leaving a permanent mark. They looked carefully at shapes, sizes an

Testing Paper Aeroplanes and Creating Moving Vehicle Artwork

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This week as part of our English and Topic learning the children have been discussing different ways they can test their paper aeroplanes. They have explored the use of a paper clip, which acts as a weight to make their plane fly further. They carried out three different tests to find out which paper aeroplane could: fly the furthest; make a perfect landing by landing on a target and fly through hoops.
The children discussed how to make the tests fair: only using one paper clip; starting from the same point and having the same number of attempts. The results were recorded in a table and the children were able to write simple concluding statements.

Perfect Landing