We were using salt dough today to produce a mock-up of the bread roll we will be making in a few weeks time. It was important for us to test out our designs to see if they were actually going to be possible to make. A few children needed to adapt their initial designs as they were only suitable for themselves rather than our actually audience of all children, and some had to change the design as when they began to make it in salt dough they realised that it was just too complicated to do. We will have to wait and see if the actual bread rolls end up looking like the mock-ups or if there will be yet more adaptions as they are made!
Today we held a meeting to discuss some of the changes that might happen in the local area and how we would feel about them. We took on different characters - some children became old ladies with dogs, others became mothers with young children and a few were older children. They shared their opinions in these characters about the changes, some people were all for a new skate park being built as it would 'give them something to do instead of sitting at home on their phone,' but others were less impressed saying 'my young children now have no where to play.'
Well done Simmonds class. It was not an easy task but you did brilliantly!
The class began their topic in DT today - bread. Eventually, they will be designing and making their own bread, but this week they were looking at the types of bread others eat. They went around the class, asking the type of bread their friends eat and also what they eat them with. This will help them to make a informed decision about the type of bread they should be making.
A very warm welcome to all the children and parents of Simmonds Class. Both Mrs Campbell and I are looking forward to the different topics we will work on over the year. What a fantastic year to be in Simmonds class, with Ellie Simmonds taking part in the paralympic games at the moment. We are taking full advantage of this and will be writing about her and some of her events in literacy this half term.
The children have already watched a clip about the paralympic games, coming up with some fantastic words and phrases to explain how they felt watching it. We hope they continue to be inspired by these athletes and produce some amazing pieces of work this year.
Mrs MacMafarlane and the hard working children of Hamilton