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Eagle Owls

Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017

Design Technology: Bread Making

Eagle Owls have been making bread this term.  We began by tasting and enjoying a range of different                   breads, then we tried making our own basic white loaves.  Next, we moved onto trying a range of                         different flours including: granary, wholemeal, spelt and seeded.  Finally we designed our own sweet                         and savoury breads using a range of ingredients such as chocolate, lemon, dried fruits, cheese, herbs,                       sun-dried tomatoes and more!  We recorded our baking in our sketchbooks and also wrote some useful           instructions.

Dragons!

We have read Dragonology and wrote our own edition of Dragonology. We researched and practised                            a range of pop-up designs.  We used our designs to create a class Dragonology pop-up book, which                     includes our writing from English and our pop-up designs from Design Technology.  We also read How                      to Train Your Dragon and wrote some stories of our own.  Finally, while we were learning about Anglo                 Saxons and Vikings we had two super enrichment days where we were able to dress up as Vikings and                   Anglo Saxons, make wattle and daub walls and even have an authentic feast!

Science: Earth, Sun and Moon

We had great fun in this topic, making models of the solar system, writing to parents to persuade them                         to allow us to attend a super stargazing evening (which included a planetarium, iPad outside viewing of                       the stars, creating Orreries and lots of fun).  We have also enjoyed reading Cosmic as our class reading                     book, and we have enjoyed writing our own stories inspired by the Cosmic characters.

History / Art and Design:  Mayan Mosaics

In History, we have been learning and writing about the Mayans.  This led us to research Mayan mosaics                   (and other mosaics across history and up to present day) allowing us to design and make our own                       mosaics.  We are delighted with our results!  Finally, in case other children would also like to make their                   own mosaics we wrote some simple step-by-step instructions they could follow.