Monday, February 8, 2016 4:59:00 PM
Today we had a challenge:
Challenge: Create a pirate ship to carry 2 lego people across the water tray. You must make it move by blowing the sail – you cannot touch it!
Learning Intention: I can think about which materials are best for which tasks.
Success Criteria (we came up with these ourselves)
- It must float.
- It must be big enough and stable enough to carry 2 lego people.
- Test your boat to make sure it works.
- It moves when I blow the sail.
- I have thought about the size of the sail.
- I have attached my boat together (not frayed)
- My boat is ready to test in an hour.
- It looks like a boat!
We chose whether to work on our own in or small groups. Here are some shots of us in action
All the boats met the challenge, although some did move faster than others. We invited the big class to come and judge which boat they thought looked most like a pirate ship. Finally we all looked at the Success Criteria and thought about whether we had achieved them before we evaluated our ships.
Well done everyone!
Friday, February 5, 2016 2:36:00 PM
We have been learning about comparing. We compared Pirates and Vikings. We did some reading to find out about both and we made notes. Then we used our notes to write what about what they had in common and what the diffferences were. Finally we had to think about which we preferred and why.
Friday, February 5, 2016 2:34:00 PM
We have done some maths with pirates. We solved problems and we did some data handling.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 4:36:00 PM
We found a recipe for Pirate Grog, so of course we had to make it!
Some people liked it and some didn't!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 4:33:00 PM
We used different skills to create our own mermaids. We used watercolour paints and had to mix the correct colours we wanted.
We used collage to create the tails, thinking about which materials worked best. Some we overlapped.
Our mermaid cave now has lots more mermaids!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 4:28:00 PM
We couldn't come into school last Friday because it was too windy. We designed and made our own pirate ships at home - aren't they great?
We have also been playing with a lego Pirate Ship.
Friday, January 29, 2016 1:37:00 PM
We wrote our own traditional stories about pirates and mermaids.
You'll have to come into school to read the rest!
Friday, January 29, 2016 1:24:00 PM
We used the dk website to find out about pirates.
We worked in twos or threes and used the website to take notes.
We have added a mast and flag to our boat to make it into a pirate ship.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3:37:00 PM
In Maths we drew our own treasure maps and then used compass directions and co-ordinates to write clues. We tested each others.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3:33:00 PM
We have been working on making our rocket into a submarine. So far it has a propeller and we have been painting it to look more like a submarine. We looked up how to make a periscope and we made our own.