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Spring 1 Year A - Misty Mountains

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the... Yeti!!

We have used the different sketching pencils to create some mountain ranges using light and shade. We have also used the media of watercolours to create some beautiful pieces of art to enhance our shape poems on Mountains. The children worked on their descriptive techniques and also used some elements of personification.

 

We were inspired to use watercolours after seeing a beautiful painting of mountains. Check out our efforts, we were very proud of our outcomes!

In English we looked at how to organise non-chronological reports and the features of that text type. In reading lessons we looked at different non-chronological reports. In our history lesson we then wrote a non-chronological report on the famous explorer Edmund Hillary and his amazing expedition to the summit of Mount Everest.

 

In DT we are designing and making our own snack bar a mountaineer could pack for an expedition. In order to know what to make, the children sampled snack/cereal bars already on the market. They discussed what they liked about them and used their results to inform them on what their design will be like.

 

Today we were geologists!

We have been learning about how there are three types of naturally occurring rocks, sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic and they are formed in different ways.

 We found out that chocolate has the ability to be ground into small particles, heated, cooled and compressed just like rocks. We looked at how to create sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous chocolate.

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