Monday, 27 November 2017

Paper Plane Competition

This week we are looking at how paper plane shapes and design relate to how they fly. We will have a competition on Friday with three rounds. See the poster below...

For homework this week, the children can research and learn how to build paper airplanes to enter in the competition. It's easiest to follow video instructions, so here is a good start. 

We will also build some of the world record breaking planes in class. The only rules are that it must be made from only A4 paper. Good luck!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

In the Jungle

A bit of a delayed post here... but better late than never!

To finish off our study of climates (last half term) we each painted a tropical rain-forest scene in the style of famous artist, Henri Rousseau.
"Nothing makes me happier than to observe nature and paint what I see"
- Henri Rousseau (1844 - 1910)
This quote is interesting as Rousseau drew all his jungle scenes without having ever been to one himself. Instead, he used the pictures he saw in textbooks as a guide.

Come and take a look outside our classroom for the finished paintings!

Wright Flyer Modelling

The Wright Flyer (also called Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) was the first successful powered aircraft. It was designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA. 

You can watch some rare footage of the plane in this video. Also, this video is fun to watch as it showed what ideas other people had at the time. 

In connected learning classes last week, we made our own models of the flyer using plastic board, skewers, toothpicks and glue. Here are some pictures of us making the Wright Flyer and our finished models...

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Air Race 1

Just a reminder that the AirRace 1 World Cup is on at U-Tapao this weekend. Your chance to see planes flying in all their glory! Lots of other activities going on as well. Hopefully will see you there!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

U Smile Photos

All the primary students getting their photo taken yesterday and some photos of the individual photo shoot from this morning.