Thank you Renishaw!
We have been lucky enough to have an online workshop with Sarah from Renishaw. She told us about the amazing design and engineering work they do, including being the world leaders in 3D metal printing, and then introduced us to the Tinkercad design program. We each created our own design which was then 3D printed at the factory (in plastic!), made into a fridge magnet and sent to us. They look amazing! Thank you Sarah!
Our DT topic this term has been 'Seasonality', so we have been investigating why buying food in season, and also locally sourced, is so good for us and the planet. We then planned and prepared a pasta salad, making sure it was tasty, healthy AND used seasonal fruits and vegetables. Delicious!
Introducing the P-Buzz!
We had a visit from Mr. M who taught us how to play the P-Buzz. It was fantastic, noisy fun, out in the sunshine, and we are wondering if Mr. M's full name is really Mr. Magnificent...
Our Moving Toys
In DT we investigated how moving toys are created using cams; the shape of the cam determines how the toy will move. We then designed and created our own using shoe boxes - from twirling ballerinas to spinning helicopter blades and water-squirting elephants!. Brilliant!
Groovy Greek vases completed!
All finished! Painted in the black figure style. With just a few broken handles along the way, which only add to the authentic, freshly excavated feel. Well done everyone!
After examining the styles and decoration of clay pots, we designed decorations for our own greek-style 'pen and wash' pot illustrations. Then we used the 'pinch' method to form 'kraters' out of clay - pots which were used for diluting wine with water. Once they have dried, we will paint and varnish them. We're trying to wait patiently...
As part of our Science topic, we built and tested our own rockets in order to understand the force of air resistance. We then launched them and timed how long they were in the air, hoping to overcome or utilize the force to aid their flight!