Dosbarth Mrs Curtis had a fantastic day at Hay Festival. We saw three authors, talk about their new books, then had the opportunity to meet them and get books signed.
First we saw Onjail Q Rauf, talk about her new book: The lion above the door.
Next we saw Rob Biddulph and his book Peanut Jones and the illustrated city. We all joined in with a draw with rob session, having a go at drawing Doodle the dog.
The last author we saw, was Emma Carroll talk about her new book: The week at world’s end.
Over the week Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have carried out a variety of experiments to explore our senses.
We smelt a variety of things including mint, vinegar, perfume and orange.
We tried lemon, chocolate, salty popcorn, jam and cheese puffs. The lemon was very sour!
Dosbarth Mrs Curtis have been using the Lego WeDo sets and app, to make Milo the Science Rover. We then added a motion sensor, that will be used to detect the presence of a corpse flower in the Indonesian rainforest.
Once our Science Rovers were built, we used the Lego WeDo app to program the rovers to stop and sound an alarm when it found the corpse flower.
Dosbarth Mrs Curtis and dosbarth Miss Powell have been looking at Henri Rousseau, and his painting; Tiger in a tropical storm (Surprised).
We have been using this painting as inspiration, to produce our own ‘Synnu’ art work.
They all look amazing!
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On Friday dosbarth Mrs Curtis and dosbarth Miss Powell took part in a rainforest workshop from Size of Wales. Size of Wales is a Welsh charity with a mission to sustain an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales.
During our workshop we looked at the issues of deforestation, climate change and what we can do to help.
Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been doing Autumn craft this week. The children have been making pumpkin suncatchers. They look so lovely in the classroom when the sun shines. ☀️
Dosbarth Mrs Curtis have been working out how much carbon is absorbed by the trees in the school field.
First the children measured the circumference of a tree about 1.5m from the ground.
We then used information from ‘Just one tree’ to work out the trees dry weight value in kg.
The carbon stored in the tree is half the dry weight, after dividing the weight by two we had the amount of carbon absorbed by that tree.