Science: Plasticine Challenge

Today in Hawk Class we have been working as scientists, exploring the effect of water resistance on differently shaped plasticine models. We carefully designed our three models and learnt how to make predictions based on previous experience.

Here are some photos of Hawk Class working scientifically to produce accurate and precise data.


Painting Active Volcanoes

This term’s topic is Extreme Earth and we have kicked it off with quite a bang!  We have been learning about volcanoes and as part of this we have decided to create some stunning, yet explosive artwork.

First, we painted a dramatic sky by carefully blending blues, blacks, reds and whites.

Next we cut out a volcano shape from sugar paper and added delicate streaking effects.

Finally, the super fun part! We splatted yellow, orange, read and white paint to make our active volcano erupt.

I think they look amazing and hope you agree!

Expressionist Art

Today Hawk Class became expressionist artists! We started the morning learning about August Macke, a member of The Blue Riders Group in Germany, and how he painted the world with the bold shapes and colours of how everything felt like instead of what it really looked like.

We then thought about our happiest memories this term and how we could paint them in a way that showed how we felt about them. The class used double dip painting to create colourful, expressionist works of art before transforming them into calendars to take home.


Sewing Christmas Stockings

Yesterday, Hawk Class got crafty and made beautiful Christmas stockings embellished with a fun, festive design. Although this wasn’t always an easy process and at times took a great deal of resilience, the children worked really hard and have produced some fantastic, intricately sewn stockings. It was particularly exciting for children to use a sewing machine as well as hand sewing as many had never used one before.

Here is the design and making process:

Here are some of the finished stockings hanging from our class tree. Don’t they look amazing!