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Looking After Nelson

Our core text this half term is 'Tidy' by Emily Gravett. 

We will be focusing on our local environment and the impact that humans have on the world around us. There will be a particular focus on litter and keeping Nelson tidy.

We looked at the front cover of the text and thought about what questions we could ask from what we can see. We then made some predictions about what we thought might happen. 

For our DT learning we have designed, made and evaluated bird feeders using recycled materials so that the birds have food to eat during the colder weather. We evaluated existing products to see what makes a good bird feeder before designing and making our own. 

We were shocked to see the amount of litter surrounding our school so we have been helping to tidy up Nelson. We collected 4 big bags of litter! As part of our science learning we have been learning about recycling and we found lots of litter that could have been recycled. We found lots of plastic bottles, cans and cardboard. 

In maths we have been representing addiction facts to 10 and 20 using tens frames to show our understanding.

As part of our world book day celebrations we had a special visit from West End in Schools where we took part in a dance and drama workshop bringing the story of ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ to life. We had a wonderful time getting into character and performing the story. 

In Art we have been learning about Rodrigo McCoubrey an American artist who uses recycled objects to create 3D art. We looked at one of this fish he has created and used view finders to look carefully at the lines and shapes we could see. We sketched what we saw. 

We used water colours and oil pastels to design a background for our final piece of artwork. Then we designed our fish using different media and recycled materials. 

In art we used recycled materials to create fish in the style of Rodrigo McCoubrey. 

for our history learning we learnt about the Significant Individual David Attenborough and why he is significant. 

Take a look at our learning journey from this half term. 

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