Class Three had a wonderful time at Dunster Castle yesterday. We learnt all about the history of the castle and the types of people who would have lived there. We looked at how the castle can protect itself from would be invaders. We tried out some training techniques that Norman Knights would have used and had a go at jousting as well as sword fighting.
We made parachutes to test whether the size of the parachute effected the speed at which it fell. We also made balloon rockets and tested if balloon size or string thickness effected the distance it travelled.
As part of our topic on 1066, we have been designing and making shields. We worked in groups and worked together on creating our shields. We made them out of clay and then painted them using acrylic paints.
This week in our science we started looking at our new topic on forces. We talked about different forces and what they do. We tried out some mini science investigations involving forces. We used a ping-pong ball and a straw to demonstrate gravity and upward pull.
Class Three performed ‘Olivia’, a play that is based on the books by Charles Dickens. We had were introduced to many characters from the books Oliver Twist and The Christmas Carol. We had a great time performing to our family and we enjoyed learning and singing the songs.
We enjoyed making and icing our Christmas cakes. We used icing to make our decorations to create a Christmas scene on our cakes.
Today we started to work on the scenery for our school production. Our production is based on the story of Oliver Twist and is set in Victorian London. We used Charcoal and Indian ink to create a smoggy London Skyline.
Today we had the opportunity to develop our football skills with Goal Getters. We completed a round robin of various football activities. which included: shooting practice, dribbling and teamwork.
We learned about eclipses and made a model of our solar system.