Our topic during term 1 was 'Stargazers'. We spent two weeks making and preparing our rockets ready for launch. To make our rockets we picked out a clean empty bottle for the main body of the rocket. Then we started decorating the rockets with wings, bottle noses and NASA signs and plenty of others. Finally they were finished and ready to be launched up into the sky. We had to pump our rockets with air for what seemed like ages and then we realised that the connector was leaking air. We had to abandon our attempts for the day but luckily we tried again after half term with much more success!
We studied a book called ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ based on an Ancient Greek book by Homer. We did different activities. For instance, we wrote our own Greek myths, we wrote a non-chronological report about the Ancient Greek Olympics and we compared and wrote about different paragraphs in ‘The Adventures of Odysseus.
We had lots of fun making masks of characters from ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’. I chose to make Tiresius, who is a character that Odysseus was told to go and see by Circe. Tiresius told Odysseus a prophecy in which Odysseus finally goes home.
- Max C
The masks were very delicate. We only had 30 of them, so we had to be very careful as there was only one each. We started by drawing our design and then we had to paint them lots of different colours. All of the masks were amazing.
In literacy we read a book called ‘Clockwork. It was written by Philip Pullman and I strongly advise everyone to read this book; the way that the three points of view intertwine to discover a tiny part of both people’s and mechanical robot’s lives is amazing! I would rate this book 5 out of 5.
We did a range of different activities. For example, we created our very own clockwork figures and made it come to life by writing our own story. We gathered information about two characters, Karl and Fritz and also wrote a formal letter of complaint to Dr Kalmenious as if we were another character, Prince Florian.
In term 3 our topic was about time travel. We did loads of fun things like our shoe boxes. We got into pairs and turned shoe boxes into time machines by decorating the inside and the outside.
We looked at a pop art picture of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol and we made a similar copy of ourselves using pastels. Miss Christmas sprayed them with fixative. It was one of the best moments of term.
Our pop art pictures looked really good. We started off by drawing ourselves. We all used a mirror to help us. Then we added details like our eyes, nose and mouth. We added unusual colours: for example, we made our hair blue.