Monthly Archives: April 2024

Collage Skills

In Art we explored different materials. We described how they felt. Were they smooth? Rough? Rigid, Soft? We then selected the right materials to use for our collage.

We also experimented in mixing paint to make green and then making it lighter or darker using white and black.

Materials

Today we started our Science Topic , “Materials”

There are many different materials and each has its own unique properties and uses. Here are some examples of common materials and their uses:

Wood: used for building structures, furniture, paper, and fuel.

Metals (e.g. steel, aluminium, copper): used for building structures, vehicles, electrical wiring, and cooking utensils.

Plastics: used for packaging, toys, electronics, and medical equipment.

Glass: used for windows, mirrors, drinking containers, and scientific equipment.

Textiles (e.g. cotton, wool, silk): used for clothing, bedding, and upholstery.

Concrete: used for building structures, roads, and bridges.

Rubber: used for tyres, gaskets, and seals.

Ceramics: used for dishes, tiles, and decorative objects.

Paper: used for writing, printing, and packaging.

Leather: used for shoes, bags, and furniture.

Extension: click here to learn more about materials at home

Circle- Time

Today in circle time we discussed equality and the recipe required for a good friend. The children came up with some very good ideas including:

  1. Respecting each other
  2. Caring for each other
  3. Being kind to each other
  4. Doing nice things
  5. Feel loved
  6. Be fair