During this final learning experience, we will be visiting Loddington Farm to learn about sustainability and seasonality and why it’s important. Then, we will be looking at different quiches available in the supermarkets, evaluating them and then having a go at making a simple quiche recipe, practising techniques such as whisking and weighing out ingredients accurately. We will then design our own quiche using seasonal vegetables and then we will create these final quiches.
We had a great time at Loddington Farm, learning all about sustainability and seasonality. We also went on a bug hunt and found loads of different creepy crawlies!
We made a simple quiche recipe and practised skills such as whisking and weighing out ingredients accurately. We had great results! Our quiches looked delicious!
We tasted our quiches and (most of us) really liked them! We evaluated them and discussed what was successful and what we’d like to change for next time.
We decided to change some of the ingredients in our quiches to make them taste different and to make them more seasonal. We had a choice of adding three ingredients from cheese, ham, spring onions, tomatoes and spinach. Again, we made sure we were weighing ingredients out accurately and following the recipe we created carefully. They looked and tasted great!
During this Learning Experience, we will be taking a look at natural disasters around the world. We will look at the Earth's structure and how this can explain why some natural disasters happen. We will be focussing on how volcanoes form and why they errupt and why earthquakes happen. We will delve deeper by looking at real case studies of natural disasters and the impact these had on communities. To finish our experience, we will be creating a video case study report on a chosen natural disaster. To learn more about what we will be covering, take a look at the curriculum documents below:
To start our learning experience, we did some research into four different types of natural disasters; earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and hurricanes. Then, we had a look at how the tectonic plates have affected where the continents are and what happens when tectonic plates meet!
Next, we delved inside the Earth to discover what it is made of!
Next, we looked at how earthquakes happen and looked closer at a real example and presented it as a case study, looking at the background of the country, the causes of the earthquake, its effects and responses from the government and other countries as a result.
Then, we looked at how volcanoes formed and three different types of volcanoes; cinder cones, shield volcanoes and composite volcanoes.
Finally, we did our own research into a volcanic eruption and created a case study on the eruption, explaining the causes, effects and responses.
You aorta believe it!
During this Learning Experience, we will be learning about the human body. We will begin by looking at the different organs in the human body. We will learn about their placement and their functions.
We will then zoom into the body, to learn about the circulatory system and learn about how they work together to pump blood around the body which will include an exploration of a real animal heart!
If you wish to see more of the curriculum objectives, please click on the links below:
Palms had lots of fun identifying the different organs!
We have been busy learning all about the human body and identifying the functions of each organ. We identified different parts of the heart and then learnt lots of interesting facts about blood and the journey of a red blood cell.
We dissected lambs’ hearts today! We investigated the hearts and applied what we have learnt to identify the different parts of the heart.
What Athens in Greece, stays in Greece!
In this Learning Experience, we will be learning and exploring the Ancient Greek Empire. We will be learning about the different city-states and how they were governed. Then, we will learn more about the Ancient Olympic games, and finally we will investigate the importance of religion in the Greek Empire. We will also be learning about how aspects of the Greek Empire influenced our lives today.
Throughout our learning experience, we have been reading a range of different myths and using these to influence our writing. We read Theseus and the Minotaur, and used this to write a character description of the Minotaur.
Then, we learnt about an influential leader, Alexander the Great. We looked at his life and investigated how his empire fell.
We then learnt about the different types of government that existed during the Ancient Greek times. We then researched different city-states, compared them and how they were ruled.
We learnt about where Greece is located on a map.
We had a lot of fun with our workshop. We learnt about some of the different artefacts and tried some Greek food!
We began our Learning Experience by looking at the timeline of the Ancient Greek Empire.
Mapping the Way!
During the Learning Experience, we will be exploring the world around us and exploring using maps. We will begin by looking at different types of maps, learning about the OS symbols and what they represent. We will then learn about the different compass points and use these to help us to navigate our way around Bedgebury Forest.
If you wish to see the curriculum objectives we will cover in this Learning Experience, please click on the links below:
We had lots of fun at Bedgebury! We used maps and compasses to navigate our way around, and had a den building competition.
In this lesson, we learnt about lines of longitude and latitude.
We had great fun exploring OS maps. We learnt about the different symbols and what they mean and then tried to locate them in our local area.
In today's lesson, Palm Trees learnt about different types of maps and their purpose.
During our Learning Experience, we will be reviewing and development our drawing skills. The theme of our work will be the artwork from Harry Potter. We will begin by exploring the artwork that has been created by Jim Kay. We will then learn different techniques to develop tone and texture, practise colour blending with colouring pencils, and then we will apply our skills to our own drawings.
We will also have the exciting opportunity to visit the Harry Potter Studios to inspire our learning.
We evaluated our designs and gave peer feedback on others in the class. We used this feedback to edit our ideas before completing our final pieces. Here are some of our final designs!
Using inspiration from our trip to the Harry Potter Studios, and all of the learning that we had completed in our lessons, we had to choose a focus for our art work. Then we created a draft, in the style of Jim Kay.
As we were learning about Jim Kay, we were able to see how he portrays movement in his drawings. We learnt that he uses lines and blurred colours to show this. We had a go at some of the techniques to try and show movement in the pictures.
We then researched Jim Kay, who is an artist that has been responsible for re-designing the images for the Harry Potter stories.
We have learnt that there are different grades of pencils that can be used to achieve different effects in our art work. We then practised different drawing techniques to see the effects that could be created.
Today, we learnt about colour mixing and colour blending.