Christmas has arrived in Morpurgo!
On Decoration Day we had such a fun day decorating and getting in the Christmas spirit. Thank you to all of the parents who came to join in and help.
The Digestive System
In science we had lots of messy fun exploring how the human digestive system works. We used various objects to represent the different body parts involved in digestion.
Our first topic of the new school year is Invasion. During our first day back,we made viking portraits, learnt how to play Viking board games, wrote secret messages in Rune and did some research to create our own class fact book. Have a look at us in action below:
There's a Monster on the Loose!
We've had quite an exciting start to the year! On Monday, we arrived at school to find enormous, monster-like foot prints. What could they be from?! Even the older children came to Morpurgo find out what was going on!
In preparation for our poetry 'Hot Task', we've been exploring rhyme, rhythm and other features of poetry. We also had lots of fun reciting some monster themed poetry.
Long Ship Art Prjoect
In art this half term we have been working on a multi-media collage.
Next, we created our sea by splattering paint, using cling film and adding salt too. We then ripped the paper to create a collage of waves.
Firstly, we used wax crayons and watercolours to create our sky.
Then we focused on our dragon ship. We carefully sketched out the ship in pencil, designing our own dragon for the prow and tail for the stern. We used patterns and colour to decorate our ship. We then finished off the wood with water colour.
Sails coming soon!
We've been learning about place value this half term, we've enjoyed playing active maths games using the knowledge we have learnt so far.
States of Matter
We had a fun first lesson learning about states of matter, we even pretended to be particles!
Which drink is the fizziest?
We've been busy investigating how much carbon dioxide is in fizzy drinks. In small groups we carried out an open investigation.
Each group was given four different cans of pop, a stop watch and a set of digital weighing scales. Some groups decided to shake their pop and leave it to rest and some left it rest overnight. Each group worked out the difference in weight before and after.
Which fizzy drink you think is the fizziest?
Click on the button to watch a short video and find out!