Barney Moss, a computer engineer at Facebook, came in to visit us on Friday 1st February. We were able to ask him questions about his job as an engineer. We have been drawing up designs for a ‘If you were an engineer’ competition, so we showed some of these to Barney. He was very impressed but made us think deeper by asking us questions such as ‘Who is this going to help?’ and ‘What do you think you will need for it to be able to do that?’ and ‘What size is it going to be?’ He was also able to give us some advice on how to develop our ideas a little more. If our ideas ever happen, our lives will definitely get easier!
We have got our Viking Topic off to a great start with some collage work (done in pairs) showing Viking ships at sea.
They brighten up our classroom and remind us of the choppy journey the Vikings made to England in the late 8th century!
We are very proud of our Tudor portrait display. First we learnt how to draw an oval face with the eyes, ears, nose and mouth in the right place! We then took our drawings of the faces and looking at actual Tudor portraits, we added hair and clothes to create our own versions. We think they make a great royal display!
On the 8th November we visited Hall Place in Bexley. We had two fantastic workshops, one where the children got to sit down at a long table, in an old Tudor kitchen and be served different foods depending on which end of the table they were sat. They each got given a hat and told what their role was. The poor end were very jealous of the wonderful food the head table were given (all plastic sadly!). We then got to dress up as Tudors and even do a dance! We learnt some unpleasant facts about Tudor hygiene too!
We have recently made Tudor Houses as part of our Topic work.We studied images of Tudor houses and discussed how they were built. We sketch our own drawings of how the beams were designed. We then made our own houses out of a cereal box so the class now has a miniature Tudor village!
We had a Cultural Food Tasting afternoon and got to try food from many different countries. Some children dressed up in their National dress. We all loved trying the tasty food and thanks to the parents who provided it!
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