Let’s zoom into space….!

Our topic last half term was Space, the children in Class 9 took part in a range of projects. These included designing their own alien creature from a success criteria and making them out of clay using a variety of tools and equipment. The children were very creative and artistic during this process.

Then using the aliens, storyboards were created, backgrounds designed and stop animation video was used on the LearnPads. These were fantastic and very inventive- a little bit like Wallace and Gromit episodes if you’re wondering! Some funny, crazy and weird stories were invented for our aliens.

We then went on to make a Moon Buggy for our aliens to ride. Each child had to design their buggy, thinking carefully about measurements and materials available. The Year 6’s in Class 9 acted a mini teachers and helped the Year 5’s during their early stage of cutting, sawing and drilling wood to make the frame of the buggy. All of the children worked exceptionally well to create their models. Some were more successful than others, but everybody learnt something from the process.

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                                         Olivia, Naomi and Chloe- Stop animation             Group creating their background

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                                                Tom with his finished frame                                          Clay being shaped


                                       Iris with her fantastic moon buggy and alien             Hot glueing the wood together


                                                      Alex sawing his dowling                                            Will and Finlay


                                                                           Elissa concentrating when hammering the wood