Through the Decades...
This week we have been exploring life in the 1970s. We invited a friendly face back to the school to tell us what life was like when she was a little girl... Mrs Gray! She showed us some of her clothes from when she was a young girl and answered some of our questions about what life was like in the 70s. We then focused on Roger Hargreaves and his magnificent Mr Men books, which were first published in 1971. We created our own Mr Men characters and wrote our very own Mr Men stories.
his week we made our own fact files about life in the 1980s. We explored lots of objects from this fabulous decade and hot seated Ms Vousden to find out what life was like when she was a little girl. We then created pair mind maps to present everything we had learnt, and finally organised the information into a fact file, with headings and subheadings. We loved finding out about the 1980s, especially playing Pacman and learning ‘Agadoo’! We are still yet to solve the Rubik’s Cube… Later on in the week we learnt about the biggest event of the 1980s, watched globally by 750 million, the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana. We learnt a recount of the wedding day off by heart and used this to write our own recounts, imagining that we were there as guests on that very special and iconic day.
Cherry Class have been learning about life in the 1990s, finding out about the popular toys, games, books, TV, music and fashion. What did we want to find out about most of all? SPICE FEVER! With the BBC planning to launch a talent show to find the next two Spice Girls (replacing Posh and Sporty) we made our own TV adverts to persuade people to audition for the show. Parents and Carers, do you ‘wannabe’ the next Spice Girl? The ‘Stop’ and watch our adverts to find out more…
Cherry Class had a challenge set by Miss Chapman- to use photography to capture the image of Autumn! First we discussed how to take a successful photograph and we made a list of top tips for using a digital camera. We went on an Autumn walk around the school and worked in small groups, using our cameras to take photographs of the environment and the changes we see in Autumn.
Cherry Class’ top tips for taking a successful photograph:
Choose portrait or landscape depending on the size of the image
Stay still to make sure the photograph is clear
Face the camera away from the sun
Make sure you line your camera up and look at the image on screen before taking the photo
Move forwards and backwards to make sure the image fits the screen
Use the zoom button to focus in and out
These are some of the fabulous images we captured...
We then used the photographs captured and the objects gathered from the walk to inspire some Autumn poetry. We explored lots of descriptive language to describe the sights and sounds of Autumn, including adverbs and similes and we used these to create our own wonderful Autumn problems.