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Hawkmoor

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Hawkmoor - Miss Humphrey and Mrs Tettmar teach in Hawkmoor for 2 and a half days each a week

Hawkmoor - Miss Humphrey and Mrs Tettmar teach in Hawkmoor for 2 and a half days each a week 1

Autumn Term 2019

Explorers

Phase 2 Topic Launch

Today we launched our new topic, this involved all three classes in phase 2 rotating around three different activities organised by the class teachers. In Hawkmoor, the children explored Tutankhamun's tomb. They were archaeologists taken back in time to November 3rd 1922. They learnt about Howard Carter's discovery and helped him to explore the pharaoh's tomb. They had to work as a team to enter the tomb one by one and report what they found within the tomb. The children had a fantastic time and expressed how much they had learnt during their experience. 

 

Tutankhamun's tomb

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Art

Today in Hawkmoor we all got a little bit messy with paper mache! In Art we have been learning about the colour wheel and how the primary colours can be mixed to make secondary colours. We have used what we have learnt to design an Egyptian death mask using different colours. Then today we used cardboard, balloons and paper mache to begin making our creations. We had a fantastic day learning about how to apply the newspaper using the PVA to create the shape of our masks. Some of us even added some facial features to bring our masks to life!

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This afternoon, after the paper mache had finally dried, we got to begin painting our Egyptian death masks! We had to choose our base colour to paint on first, once this is dry we will add our second colour and some detail. 
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                                                                                  Art week - July 2019
This week all of the children at Bovey Primary have been taking part in Arts week. Hawkmoor have been working with willow, pastels, paints, clay, nature print paper and collage. We have had a great week experiencing different mediums around the school and local area. The work that has been produced has been fantastic! Please take a look at the photos below to see what we have been up to. 

Some of our favourite bits from Nature School:

  • 'I loved the clay because it was squishy and fun to make things out of.' Molly
  • 'I liked making the picture from the shells.' Elena
  • 'I liked making my canvas picture.' Freya
  • 'The best bits were making den building and making a caterpillar out of clay.' Jude
  • 'I enjoyed improving the dens and playing in them.' Ethan
  • 'I played in the mud kitchen and made a mud cake.' Kameri
  • 'I enjoyed making the tree house. ' Joe

Summer Term 2019

What's inside?

 

We have now started our new topic for the Summer term, 'What's inside?' To begin this topic, we had a topic day where the children began to think about what our topic would be all about. This was introduced to the children with 5 boxes, these each had a riddle on to help them guess what was inside.

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In addition to the riddles, the children spent the day taking part in tasks which linked to what was inside each of the five boxes. This included, a feely box which contained items of furniture, a packed lunch tasting activity, smelling plants, looking inside different fruits and listening to different sounds. 
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In the afternoon, the children shared their predictions and were allowed to open the boxes to see what was inside. Each box showed them something that we would be examining during our topic this term. 
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The Dream Giver

In English we have started looking at the short film, 'The Dream Giver'. This film is about a protagonist who gives children dreams by tipping gold liquid from a magic egg onto the things that the children enjoy. The children have begun this unit by watching the first 10 seconds of the film and describing the setting. 

Below are some examples of the children's paired work which have also gone onto our 'Celebrate and Inspire' display in the classroom: 

 

Thursday 25th April 2019

LO: Can I describe the setting of a short film?

 

At midnight, glimmer, gold, glittering stars are shining in the dark blue night sky, clouds below making shadows on the silent, gloomy street with clothes hanging on the washing line and houses with their shutters closed and lamps on.

By Toby, Ethan and Cian

 

As the stars shimmered in the inky blue sky, the clouds shadowed over the daunting, dark, dangerous village. The village was a silent, secret scene.

By Caitlin and Harry

 

On a strangely, quiet night, gleaming, glowing stars are shining in the blazing, blue night sky. The marshmallow clouds are making patches of shadows amongst the silent, sleepy streets.

By Beth and Jude

 

Shining, the stars glimmer in the dead of night. The white, fluffy clouds hover under the winking stars. In the distance, a church stands stronger than a warrior and as brave as a super-hero.

By Lewis

 

Shining, the stars glimmer in the impossibly inky sky. Floating, the clouds are puffy and white. In the distance, a school stands, as time flies by the school clocks tick. The moon watches the people lazily lying in bed.

By Mimi

 

Blue, sparkling stars are shining in the beautiful, horizontal night sky. Clouds drop shadows on the calm street whilst towers stand around like soldiers going into battle.

By Kameri and Julia

 

The stars were glimmering in the dark, gloomy night sky whilst the white as snow clouds were forming shadows below on the melancholy street.

By Rose and Freya

The Dream Giver continued

This week in Hawkmoor, we have been describing the protagonist of the short film. We have been trying to include fronted adverbials, prepositions, adverbs, noun phrases and 'show not tell' in our writing.

Here are some examples of our work, can you spot any examples of 'show not tell', where the writer tries to paint a picture for the reader without telling them all of the details?  

 

The Unknown Dream Giver tiptoed across the dusty floor to the sleeping children to crack the mystical dream egg. His skeleton like body moved swiftly until he landed on the dusty, wooden floor. He was wearing turtle shell sized safety glasses.

By Oliver

 

The stars were shining, and the Dream Giver was whizzing through the night sky. He got to the window and creaked it open and saw the boy in slumber.

Standing as still as a statue, he pulled out his bag of eggs as quiet as he could. The eggs were like a bag of heaven. These eggs were full of dreams and wishes.

By Holly

 

On the window frame, stood a pale figure with dragonfly wings. Observing the children silently in their comfy beds, he casted a dark shadow behind himself.

By Harry

 

On the windowsill, a pale, skinny figure stood silently, watching the children lay in their squishy beds. In his bony fingers, a glowing, fiery object dangled.

By Beth

 

Below the clouds, stood a dark figure, curiously watching the children who rolled uncertainly in their colossal, four poster beds. Skinny and unpleasant, the pixie looking creature, hung a golden, glowing handkerchief around its shoulder.

By Mimi

 

Under the starry night sky, a scrawny, pale figure stood observantly watching the children lay in their padded, cushioned beds, covered in piles of blankets. Gripped inside his bony fingers, a glowing, golden sack hung eagerly waiting to be revealed.

By Caitlin

 

Cautiously, a skinny, creepy winged man stood observantly, wings flapping quickly. The winged man was carefully grasping a glowing, gold cloth wrapped up. He swiftly, swooped silently down to the loud snoring fellows. The goggled, mysterious, mythical man dragged a gloomy shadow everywhere he went. As silent as heaven, he stuck his bony, pale fingers into the brown cloth, reaching to a gold sphere.

By Lewis

 

Suddenly, a bald man with bright blue wings landed on the windowsill and peered in. Silently, he stepped into the room that the children slept in. He carefully opened an egg, gleaming like the sun in the sky.

By Josie

 

This unusual creature flew into the ink black bedroom. He was carrying some glowing eggs and he put them on the bed. The moonlight sky was shining onto the bed and the glowing eggs.

By Daisy

Design and Technology
Continuing with our 'What's inside?' topic, over the last few weeks we have been learning about the different food groups. We have been looking inside children's lunchboxes and thinking about how we can have a healthy and varied diet as part of a packed lunch. Last week, we designed our own exploded sandwiches which had to include something from each of the food groups. This week, we made our sandwiches and evaluated them. We had some exciting and interesting combinations! 
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Art
Today saw the beginning of our Artwork in Hawkmoor. We have been looking inside different fruits and using a variety of mediums to create different textures. In the photos below, can you identify the fruits and mediums? Which medium would you pick to draw each fruit? 
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Spring Term 2019

Romans on the Rampage

We have just had a fantastic start to this term with the introduction of our new topic. We normally share the topic with the children during the term before to get their ideas for our planning. However this term we decided to keep it as a surprise so that they could try and guess what our new topic was going to be. On the second day of term the children were involved in an all day topic day in which they were preparing for a phase banquet. They made bread, prepared and cut vegetables and different foods and made mosaics. During the afternoon the children had a Roman Banquet and were introduced to our topic, 'Romans on the Rampage'.
Over the last two weeks the children have been making leaflets, posters and PowerPoint Presentations about Roman lives. In pairs they were given an area to research, present and teach the class. We had some super presentations to the class where the 'audience' had to write down two facts that they had learnt about each area of Roman lives. They were all really informative and it was easy to find two facts!
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We have been making Roman shields in Hawkmoor. First we looked at Roman shields and their designs, then we came up with some of our own ideas that could be used and finally we chose our final design and made this using large pieces of cardboard. Have a look at the photos below, can you spot any similarities to the Roman shields?

A Roman Day with Claudius Maximus

Phase 2 experienced an amazing day under the rule of Claudius Maximus a Roman Soldier, a Centurion. It began with the ‘soldiers’ being organised into Contubernium (8 men), under strict guidance they needed to stand straight and equally spaced at an arms width apart. Phase 2 made up 10 contuberniums with a total of 80 men and this made a grand Roman Army called a Centuria.

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The morning consisted of strict orders and discipline. The ‘soldiers’ revisited the important dates leading from 55BC when Julius Caesar first invaded Britain to the present day creating a human time line. Claudius Maximus invited children to join in a game naming parts of the armour, costume and weapons.

Later that day, all the ‘soldiers’ in the Centuria used their own personally designed shield to interlock creating the formation called ‘The Tortoise (Testudo)’ which acts as a shell to protect the soldiers.

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The day culminated in the ‘battle’. The Roman Army consisted of three Contubernium who took up the formation Testudo on the field. They were well organised, highly disciplined and trained.  The rest of Phase 2 became the Celts, who were large in numbers, savage, unruly, loud and barbarians!

In a disorganised clump the Celts charged down the field screaming and yelling, whilst the Romans stood firm. Once the Celts came into range the Romans released their javelins and many Celt fell. Those Celts who continued were brutally injured and killed by the hidden barbed spears sunk into the ground in front of the Roman Army. The Roman Army left no one alive!

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World Book Day 2019

In Hawkmoor, we had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day 2019. We dressed our door as 'Where's Wally?' as part of our in school competition and we won! Can you spot Wally and his friends below:
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We also either dressed up as a character from a book or brought in a prop so that our friends could guess who we were. Can you guess who each of these characters are?
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Autumn Term 2018

Chocolate and Fair Trade

This term in Phase 2 our topic has been 'Chocolate and Fair Trade'. We begun the term in September learning about Fair Trade around the world. We looked at the different products that are produced and where in the world. We then used Google and The National Geographic Map Marker to pinpoint the countries and their products.

https://mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org/

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We then had a fantastic phase trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall. It was a long drive by coach but definitely worth it. We not only had time to look around and visit the different biomes, we had different tasks and challenges that we took part in in teams. Hawkmoor completed the 'Chef's Challenge' where we had to locate different items to make a fabulous cake for the crazy chef. We found them all and the crazy chef made an amazing cake that we all got to taste!
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During English we have continued with our focus on Chocolate whilst reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. We have looked at how Roald Dahl has used speech, description and writing to bring his story alive. We even got to invent our own sweets to include in a new chapter for the book, these ranged from 'The Sizzler' designed by Caitlin and 'The amazing Surprise' designed by Toby. As a class, we have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and love the humour that Dahl included to make us laugh!        
Our topic work has been fantastic this term. We were set the challenge to design and make a new chocolate for Willy Wonka. These were then presented to the Dragons in the Dragons' Den to decide on a winning chocolate. Firstly, we had to research different chocolates, their packaging and pricing. Next we used this consumer research to design our own chocolate bars, name, package and cost them. We worked in teams across the phase to complete our tasks and be ready for the Dragons' Den. During the Dragons' Den we had to present our work and allow them to taste our chocolates, we were then judged on their taste, appearance, packaging and costing. In the end three teams won as the Dragons could not decide on one product to win as they were all great!
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