Abi Elphinstone, author of our class book, Sky Song, always goes on adventures to inspire her to write. Before writing our own stories (some of which are on our class writing showcase), we had our own adventures in the woods, building dens and toasting marshmallows on an open fire.
We learnt about gravity and air resistance by exploring parachutes. We devised fair tests to investigate different variables, including: the string length, surface area of the parachute, parachute shape and the material used for the parachute. We worked in groups, using our results to help us design parachutes to land an egg safely. We made some mess but had a few successes and learnt alot.
We have been researching German recipes as part of our topic. We decided that we wanted to make pretzels. We found the best recipe and then spent time making them. We are going to sell them at our German Christmas Market. Pretzels can be enjoyed with a dip of sweet Bavarian mustard - delicious!
We have Inspirational Journals in Crooklets class as a different way of us having home learning. Every week we add an entry to our journals on something that inspires or interests us. This can be linked to things we do at home, with our families, at school or just something about which we want to find out more.
Have a look at a selection from our journals.
As part of our topic, 'Great Artists,' we sketched the views we could see from our village. We learnt sketching techniques and then went to sketch where we could get views of the church and down to the sea. We will be using the sketches to create our own landscapes inspired by Vincent Van Gogh
Hot and Cold pictures
In Crooklets class we have been learning about great artists and artworks. We have been learning about related colours and used our knowledge to complete these 'hot and cold' designs using oil pastels.
We have been keeping inspirational journals in Crooklets class as a different way of managing our home learning. Each week we choose what we want to research or to tell our teacher. We plan to add to the entries on this page so you can see some of our home learning.
Pirate FM Workshop
We were very lucky to have a visit from Pirate FM to help us produce adverts to market our chocolate bars we have designed. Have look at the pictures below. Click on the audio files below to listen to our adverts!