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Mr Roper's Class

Electricity

This is our new topic for the first few weeks of the Spring term.

Static Electricity Experiments

We investigated different ways of generating static electricity and what it could do.  As well as bending water and helping to tidy up breakfast cereal, we also rubbed balloons on our heads to make our hair stick up.  Our apologies for the hair styles that came home!

Making our first circuits

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We investigated different electrical devices and whether they used mains electricity, battery or both.  The children were encouraged to think about why different devices had different sources of electricity.

Stories

 

Our new topic is Stories

An important aspect of Hugo Cabret is the emerging cinema scene that was happening at the time.  We watched one of the silent black and white movies cited in the book: Le Voyage Dans Le Lune which you can watch below.  We used some of the backgrounds from the film as an inspiration for our own background pictures developed in sketching pencils and charcoal.   Here are some examples:
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Le Voyage Dans la Lun (A Trip to the Moon) by Georges Méliès (1902)

A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la Lune), alternately Voyage to the Moon, is a 1902 French black-and-white silent science fiction film. It is based loosely on two popular novels of the time: Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon and H. G.

We have been reading Hugo Cabret by Brian Sleznick which is set in 1930s Paris.

We investigated the setting using Chromebooks and tasted some French food.

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Here are some our favourite books.  Maybe there is something here you would like to read.  Some are trickier than others, so check out the blurb first.

Tree Planting

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We all enjoyed reading Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman

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Indonesian Wayang Kulit puppets. Firework Maker's Daughter is set in Java, Indonesia.

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Making spreadsheets and graphs on Google sheets with our own data

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The Stone Age

 

Our new topic is starting now.  Check the knowledge organiser for this topic to see some of the things we will be finding out about.  
Our trip to Woodland Adventures
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Cave Art

 

We experienced what some of the difficulties of cave art may have been.  We climbed under the tables and drew our pictures on the underside with only the dim orange glow of a flame (a torch with orange tissue paper attached to it) to help.

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Cam Toys

 

Here are our final dinosaur cam toys!

Making our dinosaur cam toys.
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