Marazion Class Blog w/c 14.09.20

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We hope that you enjoy sharing in some of what we've been learning this week... 
Every child's a writer!
At Pennoweth, we are really keen to share and celebrate our children's developing writing skills. Therefore, every child now has their own clipboard, hung somewhere in school, to display examples of their fabulous writing.  This means that, once current restrictions have eased, the whole community can share in and celebrate their writing achievements over the year.  This week we've been busy learning to write a shopping list for the Very Hungry Caterpillar.   This means that each child in the class now has their first pieces of work brightening up the school.  They should all be very proud of their efforts. 
Magnificent Minibeast Hunt
As scientists (or more precisely mini-entomologists) we've been learning to identify minibeasts in their natural habitat.   We had a fantastic time using our observational skills to explore our school grounds to see who’s home.  We used hand lenses to observe what they look like and what they do.    We were very careful to treat our bug friends with respect by making sure that we didn't break any spider's webs and that we very carefully put things back where we found them.  Why not have a minibeast hunt in your home, garden or local area?  Compile a list of do's and don'ts first. 
Minibeast Sketches
As artists, we've been learning to use our observations and research skills to help us to draw delicate sketches of minibeasts.   We learned to use shading techniques such as: crosshatching, circularism, smoothing and stippling/pointillism to add detail to our sketches.  Why not have a go at home?