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Mountain Lane School

~ Class 9 - Miss Griffith ~ 

Welcome to Class 9                                             Croeso i Dosbarth 9

Problem Solving

Building an obstacle course......

We Are Gymnasts!

Investigating Electricity

Christmas Fun

Winter Art

For our Winter Art project we experimented drawing winter trees using different materials. We also experimented with winter colours, light and shadows. We then put all of our skills together to make one masterpiece.

Ice Palace Freeze Frames

We worked in groups in the forest to re-create scenes from our class book 'Ice Palace' and represented them in freeze frames.

Anti-Bullying Week

We are extremely lucky to have Mrs Greenwood, the author of 'New Kid on the Block', working with us in Year 4. This week Mrs Greenwood was our special guest author and read the story, which is about anti-bullying, to us all. Afterwards, we had a special Questions and Answers session with the author. The children asked some very insightful questions and enjoyed the story very much. Diolch Mrs Greenwood and da iawn on a fantastic book!

After being inspired by Bars and Melody's anti-bullying rap song 'Hopeful', we visited the forest to record our own music videos with an anti-bullying message. We did get a little carried away with building our stages and sets, but goodness me they were masterpieces!

*Stop Motion Animation*

Our first attempt at stop motion animation. As we have been writing Autumn poetry we carried on with this theme and created some Autumn animations of leaves falling off the trees. We used natural materials to create a tree with leaves and slowly moved the leaves so it looked like they were falling off the trees. Each time we took a photograph using the iPads. The photos then play back making a wonderful animation.

Light and Shadows

We became film directors and made movie trailers using hand shadow puppets. We filmed them using iMovie on the iPads and showed the finished trailers in our class assembly to the rest of KS2.

We did an investigation into how shadows change throughout the day. We went outside every hour to measure the length of our shadows and observe changes. 

We made some fantastic pieces of solar system artwork using black sugar paper and pastels. We looked at how to draw a 3D sphere shape and how to smudge and blend our pastels. I think we did a pretty good job!