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Camelot

Welcome to Camelot class!

Teacher: Dani Tooth

Here is our weekly timetable.

This half term we are learning about plants and habitats. 

Here are the links to our long term planning too:

Camelot Creative curriculum Year A

Camelot Creative curriculum Year B

Growing Potatoes!

Earlier this year Abi's mum came in and helped us plant lots of different things in the Camelot beds. This week we dug up the potatoes and the children all took some home with the open ended task of doing something creative with them. Here are some of the things the children have done. 

  

Flower Power Home Projects

This half term we have been learning about plants. The children took home a menu of home projects they could do related to flowers and plants. Below are some pictures of the different projects the children completed. 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

World Habitats

We worked in groups to research and find out about different world habitats: desert, rainforest, arctic, and ocean. We used recycled materials to create 3D models of these habitats, and then drew pictures of the different animals that live there to then place in our habitat models. Finally, we created informative posters about our habitat. 

Before and after of the ocean habitat

 

Before and after of the desert habitat

 

Before and after of the arctic habitat

 

Before and after of the rainforest habitat

 

Coastal Habitats

We learnt about the different living things that you might find in a coastal habitat. We read information which helped us place the animals in the right place and created a beach scene using pictures. 

Then we worked in groups to create poems about different living things in a coastal habitat and painted pictures on pebbles to create another beach scene. 

 

Watercolour painting

When we were at Stourhead, the children did a landscape drawing of the 'iconic' bridge, lake and Pantheon 'postcard' landscape. They then painted these at school using watercolour paints.

  

  

Making posters

We used the photos we took at Stourhead to make a 'Things you can see at Stourhead' poster. Here are some photos of the children working together to make these.

  

  

Stourhead

On Tuesday we went to Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire. The children completed a nature trail seeing how many different things they could find as they walked around the gardens. We photographed our findings and used these photos to make a 'Things you can see at Stourhead' poster. The children also did a landscape drawing of Stourhead and painted these using watercolour paints. 

  

  

  

  

Expedition!

To finish our learning journey on Explorers we received a very important letter from Her Majesty informing us about a top secret expedition she wanted us to go on. We were to discover a new land! The children had made compasses and telescopes / binoculars, and off we went, following the instructions, to discover this new place. The children recorded their discoveries which ranged from animals we had never seen before to hot lava and magical waterfalls! After our expedition we sat outside and drank squash and ate oat and raisin cookies (that we freshly baked this morning!).

  

  

  

Explorers Home Projects

This half term we have been learning about two important explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. The children took home a menu of home projects they could do related to exploring. Below are some pictures of the different projects the children completed. 

  

   

  

  

Space Picnic

In Literacy we have been reading 'Man on the Moon' and have used this as inspiration to write our own man or woman on the moon story. In the story, Bob has a picnic with his space friends on the moon so we thought we would prepare a picnic and have our own space picnic! The children worked in groups to prepare fruit kebabs, cheese and crackers, and cocktail sausages and tomatoes on sticks. The children worked safely with knives and thoroughly enjoyed eating their creations in the sunshine. 

  

  

   

   

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

In small groups the children worked together to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing. They made a rocket and created space helmets for the astronauts. They then put together a news report about the moon landing, with the children taking different roles including camera man, director, news reporter and the 3 astronauts.