HYRSTMOUNT JUNIOR

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Project:  Mixed Media – Look, No Engine! Participants:  Year 5 pupils Partnering with:  Carlinghow JI&N Artist:  Fiona Goodwin Science topic:  Forces Working with the Forces topic we have chosen to focus on movement, gravity and air resistance. We will begin our research in the plant world observing and researching facts about seeds – how they […]

Session 1: 12th February 2015

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We’re off to a flying start! We began our journey with some in-flight entertainment – BBC clips from The Secret Life of Plants on Seed Aviation, looking at seed producing plants that are designed to fly. Our investigations began by creating, observing and testing three quite different styles of paper constructs and exploring the differences between them – shape, dimension, and weight.  […]

Session 2: 5th March 2015

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So much fun today, especially to be in on World Book Day which added another dimension and layer of excitement! We made huge leaps today inspired by our initial drawings, enlarging the scale and dimension of our seed pods and beginning to work in mixed media to create masses of wonderful surfaces and textures. We carefully selected thread, ribbon, pastel, […]

Session 3: 19th March 2015

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So to our final session. We really don’t know where the time has gone, time flies when you’re having fun, literally! We began by revisiting the laminates we created last session, looking at their aerodynamic qualities, testing them and circulating air around our samples. We know how to get the wings to move and have sampled and discussed […]

Final comments from staff

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The children now know about the characteristics and properties of different seeds and how they are designed to fly. In the sessions, they conducted different experiments, and worked together to produce some fantastic art work which they can’t wait to show off to family and friends. They have learnt lots about flight, and the introduction […]