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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

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Week 5 

This week we have been learning all about Indian Art. We really enjoyed experimenting with a range of mediums including oil pastels, coloured pencils, crayons and felt tip pens to produce some really effective and vibrant elephants using ideas from the actual ways that elephants are decorated in India for the festival of the Elephant. We also looked at some Mendi patterns and then produces our own

Mendi hand designs drawing on a range of scales while making sure they were symmetrical.

Week 4 

This week we enjoyed a special treat when the children from Rock Steady Music performed a concert for us all in the hall demonstrating their super musical skills. 

We also began a new topic in Art about Indian Art where we learned about the different styles of Minitures and Murals. We looked carefully at the colours, shapes and tones used in the art.

Week 3

This week we have really been extending our scientific vocabulary when we were learning about the water cycle. We leaner that rain is known at precipitation in the water cycle and that rain falls after it has evaporated from the sea, cooled and condensed into clouds then travelled to the land.

Week 2

We had a fantastic time celebrating World Book day. On Monday, we took part in a dance workshop linked to The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. We have also continued to learn about states of Matter where we investigate melting ice, evaporating water and condensing water vapour. Again we planned the investigation first deciding on what we would change and keep the same making sure it was a fair test.

It was great to see all of the children either dressed in costumes or in their pyjamas! We also made some beautiful cards for Mother's Day this week!

Week 1 

This week we have started a new science topic States of Matter. We have learned that there are three states of matter which are solid's, liquids and gasses. We planned and carried out an investigation into which temperature would be best to melt chocolate. We had to make sure our test was fair and decide which things we had to keep the same and which ones we would change. There was a little chocolate left at the end of the test so we all tested whether it would melt on our tongues or not? Of course, it did!