What a busy half term we have had in Tiger Class. This half term we have been learning how to be inventors…
In science we have learnt to name the different materials and talk about their properties. Whitney was fabulous at sorting all the materials all by herself and Dante really enjoyed testing the materials to see whether they were waterproof. We used what we learnt to create a magnificent invention to help transport a dog and keep him dry in the rain! Hayden had so many good ideas including making a waterproof window so his dog could see outside. We then tested our designs to see if they worked. Luckily most of them did!!
In design technology we have been practising hammering and sawing. We have become experts using hammers and nails. We can now nail several pieces of wood together safely and even decorate with bottle tops and other recycled materials. Zac has learnt to measure wood and saw it to the correct length and Brandon was so independent cutting through the wood with a saw he was even faster than the staff! We used all these new skills to help make our Mother’s day gifts.
Tiger class loved celebrating World Book Day. As a class we spent the day celebrating our favourite Dr Seuss book “The Cat in the Hat”; we made cat in the hat fruit kebabs! Bradley quickly made his repeating pattern and decorated his marshmallow as a green cat (his favourite colour!). Patrick loved having his face painted to look like Maria. He was so proud he even ran all the way over to show Ashley!
For our “skills for life” trips this half term we have been visiting Baffins Pond. We have learnt to go into the shop by ourselves, ask for duck food and wait for our change. We then go to feed the ducks. On one visit the pigeons at the pond were so hungry they decided to make friends! Brandon, Zac and Levi are our resident ‘pigeon whisperers’; after only a few minutes they had pigeons landing on them and eating out of their hands. They are much braver than Maria!
As you can see we have had a fantastic end to our topic in Tiger Class. We are look forward to sharing our adventures with you in the summer term.