Our first term’s project was called ‘Can You Train A Dragon?’ based on the book How to Train your Dragon; a favourite among many of our children. The children wrote their own story inspired by dragons. They explored characters, settings, problems and resolutions and used descriptive language to create incredible stories.
In the first half term, the children used their creative skills to design, make and paint dragon eyes out of clay. The second product was a 3D dragon. The children looked at dragons throughout history, designed multiple drafts and explored different materials that could be used (clay, wire, Modroc or newspaper). The children then decided what worked best for their design. They proudly displayed their dragons, and the fact files that went alongside, to an audience of parents.
Our second terms project was ‘Can you create a piece of art worth £1 million?’ The children have been looking at different artists throughout history; learning about their lives, evaluating their artwork and recreating their artwork. The children will find a style that they like the most and create their own piece of art which will then be displayed in our own art gallery. In English, we have looked at and written comic books to link with pop art artists such as Lichtenstein and written a recount about our class trip to the art gallery First Site.
The children are also completing a separate project with the Country Trust; growing their own vegetables, cooking delicious vegetable dishes and trying new fruit and vegetables. Later in the year, the children will be visiting a farm, creating their own ‘Playground Market’ to sell produce and having a Harvest Feast.
This term our topic is 'Can you survive on a deserted island?'. We will be designing our own island, looking at maps and atlas's, and thinking about how we could survive if we became stranded on an abandoned island. We have already thought about what items would be most important for our survival. The book that we will be focusing on this half term in English is Kensuke's Kingdom.