In the past term we have been looking at Ancient Egypt including reading 'The Secrets of a Sun King'. The children have enjoyed experimenting with the different mediums of plaster of Paris, modrock and papier mache, to create their own 'artifacts'.
In Design Technology, we created floral designs and etched one into polystyrene, which we then inked to print onto paper and fabric. Mrs Donnelly brought her sewing machine in and helped us make the fabric into drawstring bags which we filled with lavender flowers.
The children have become budding environmental scientists throughout their studies in school and even 'travelling' as far afield as the Maldives and Australia!
In the school grounds we investigated changes to habitats by recording what we could see, then covering the area with a carpet tile and not returning for two weeks.
We were very lucky that Blue Planet II had a live link lesson which enabled us to go to the Maldives and Australia! The children were fascinated by the sharks and how a campaign to fish less had saved certain species from extinction. We were also able to recap our food chain work and think about the effect humans have on the world's oceans by throwing things away. The disposal of plastics is a huge problem and this live session certainly highlighted it, giving us ideas of how we can reduce, reuse and recycle every day.