Author Archives: Mr R Gowdy

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

We have been looking at the art work of the famous portrait painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We experimented with different media before creating our own portraits inspired by his work.

Designing a healthy snack

Designing a healthy snack

In class we thought it would be a good idea to design a healthy snack which could be sold at the school tuck shop. We made a design criteria for our snack, deciding it had to be healthy, delicious and easy to eat outside. Next cam ethe fun part. Tasting ingredients to see which flavours… Continue Reading

Epiphany

Epiphany

We had a special visitor in class to help us celebrate the feast day of the Epiphany. We enjoyed learning about how this is celebrated in France and learnt the French words related to the feast day and ingredients used to bake the cake eaten during the celebration. Continue Reading

Edible rocks

Edible rocks

We used grated chocolate to learn about the three main types of rock. We compacted it in layers to make sedimentary rock, applied heat and pressure to create metamorphic rock and allowed liquid chocolate to cool and set to make igneous rock. Of course we had to test how dense they were by taking a… Continue Reading

Stone Age Pottery

Stone Age Pottery

In Year 3 we have been learning about the Stone Age. We researched Neolithic pottery and created a mood board to inspire our own designs. After considering their design and purpose we had a go at making our own with some fantastic results. Continue Reading