Saunton 20/21

We have tried to answer the question 'Why do Romans use arches in their bridges?' by carrying out a science investigation.  The children had lots of fun making a plank, arch and concertina style bridge to see which is the strongest.
All the children have done some super writing about the Roman Baths; they have tried their very best.  The Y3 children are getting used to writing in pen now!
The year 3's have been learning about who they might communicate with online and what to do if they receive a message from someone they don't know. 
We created a 'human' timeline to help us understand how far back in history the Romans were.  Lots of learning took place and the children developed a real sense of how long ago different things were.
We completed our Harvest time thank you cards.  Hopefully you have been given one!  The printing and card making were lovely activities to end our mini Autumn/Harvest project.
Saunton class children are amazing at sewing!  We have been adding veins on to our tie-dyed leaves with wool.  They are looking fabulous!
We have been exploring autumn colours in art this week.  We have created some beautiful 'stained glass' leaves  We had to cut out the shape of the leaves very carefully!
Medal Winners!  These children won medals by completing the activities in the Devon Games Challenge.  They had to walk loads of miles, complete a bike ride, create a dance....and lots of other very physical activities. Well done to all of you!
We have been tie dying a fabric leaf.  This is the starting point for a piece of art work.  We will be adding to the leaves next week using our sewing skills.....
Mrs Hughes knows we all need to practice our handwriting, after not using this skill as much as we normally would.  So we have been writing out an Autumnal recipe to bring home and bake.
To say thank you, we are in the process of creating some special cards for Harvest time.  So far we have created a leaf design and have imprinted it onto a piece of styrofoam.  Watch this space for the finished cards next week!
In our art we have used watercolour paints to express our emotions through colour.  We are going to add our name to these.
We have finished off our macrame this week.  We added our own designs to the beads we used.  We had to work together and listen carefully to instructions.
We have been creating friendship word art on the computers this week.  The children had to input the words then select colours, fonts and size.
We have created our own trees of hope.
The children had to represent their hopes by images that they added to their collages.
The children enjoyed filling their silhouettes with drawings of all the things they love. They look great in their classroom.
 
 Writing skills have been put to good use with our super poems all about ME!