To celebrate the Royal wedding last week keys stage 1 pupils were invited to dress as princes and princesses.
Once a week, at the start of the day the children are challenged to write freely about an image on the screen. Often they are mystical, bizarre, highly photo shopped images that prick the imagination. This one particularly appealed to Everleigh.
This was no ordinary library and Lucy and was no ordinary girl. Piles of books scattered around her. Begging her to read every one of them. Books of her imagination floating in the city. The books surrounded her like they loved being read. Big books, old fashioned books, and fairy-tale books. Sitting on a blue chair reading all different coloured books. The books formed into little houses. It was like a little village. Reading one book then the other, she never tired of reading.
All of the children are thoroughly enjoying The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman. They're all predicting how it is going to end. Will Lila save her father's life?
The BBC has produced fifty five clips that preview highly recommended stories. This is a great way to see if the story would appeal to you.
Click her to view these clips.
This afternoon we explored another toy. The focus this time is on toys that rely on gravity. This simple tumbling toy demonstrates this perfectly. The children had a great deal of fun decorating and putting these together. The template can be printed from here.
The theme for this week in topic was toys that create an illusion. The children were fascinated by this. We progressed from simple thaumatropes to slightly more complex movie wheels. These are both early examples of animation. If you wish to make more of these yourself visit this site.
Today we created another toy that flies. Again there was a lot of science behind it. Unfortunately we didn't get any photos or video of this afternoon's learning but the video below shows what we did and the science behind it.
We're a class of year 3/4 children from Kenninghall in Norfolk.