We have been inspired by Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. After watching the original film, we researched and evaluated our favourite chocolate wrappers, looking at the colours, style of writing and what was included on the wrapper itself. We then invented our own chocolate bar and wrote a piece of persuasive writing to persuade someone to buy our own creations. Two children won a chocolate bar for writing the most powerful persuasive piece using their writing targets..
In DT, we got to turn our inventions into reality by creating our own chocolate bar. We added different ingredients to chocolate and invented a name for them. We used the LearnPads to design and create a wrapper to make our chocolate appealing. We really enjoyed tasting our chocolate.
In RE we have been exploring some ways in which Christians try to bring Jesus’ ‘good news’ to others. For example, just like Jesus was ‘friend to the friendless’, Christians try to help people in need. As a year group, we decided that we would like to support our local foodbank. We wrote pledges for what we would like to donate and brought in some of the items that are of greater need.
We have been learning about the life and works of Paul Klee. We looked through his art work exploring how he uses colour and shape to build his pictures. We observed at his piece called ‘Senecio’ which is a portrait that uses different colours and shapes to create a face. We then recreated our own Paul Klee art using Mr Twit as inspiration. We also enjoyed choosing our favourite piece of Paul Klee art to re-create it using different media.
We have been learning all about the lives of significant individuals and what makes them significant, in particular Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We have found out facts about each of the nurses and how they helped the soldiers in the Crimean War. We also learnt about how Florence Nightingale made changes to the way in which patients were looked after, the way people thought about nurses and the way people thought about women. We have also compared the hospitals from the Victorian times to now, reflecting how aspects have changed through different time periods.