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4T- Our learning this term

Monday, 3 July 2017

4T  are really enjoying their topic ‘Which animals and plants thrive in our local environment?’ Indeed, this topic has given us many exciting learning opportunities to take part in.

In English, we wrote nature inspired Haiku poems. We also each wrote a Haiku based on the theme of books and sent these into Kenilworth Books as part of a competition. We can’t wait to see if ours got displayed! We have also written our own twisted traditional tales based on Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’. We have just finished writing up our neatest versions, some of which are going to be displayed in Kenilworth Books too. So pop in and take a look in a couple of weeks time!

In Art, we were inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. We looked at her ‘close-up’ flowers and the colours she uses to make them appear most attractive. We then used this inspiration to create  flowers using layered tissue paper and PVA glue. They look beautiful on our classroom display. In DT, we designed and created our own bird feeders based on strict success criteria! Some were more successful than others!

As part of our topic, we embarked  upon an exploration of the wildlife in Abbey Fields. We drew  plants using continuous line drawing and we also had to sketch from memory (which proved very challenging!) The park ranger led us on a super trail to find and identify living creatures in the local area.

Thank you for reading all about just some of our fabulous learning this term!