About: Mr Carroll

11C Big Mouthed Monsters

In Art, we made big mouthed monsters. First, we  designed our creatures. We then made coloured salt dough and molded our monsters. I hope you like our efforts…

  

 

Until next time.

11C Birds Beaks

In history, we have been learning about Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species”. We have looked at his early life, his voyage on The Beagle and some of the animals that were discovered on The Galapagos Islands. Today, we looked at “Darwin’s Finches”. These birds were found on the different Galapagos Islands and ate different foods. Their beaks were adapted to the food they ate. We explored how different tools can help us pick up different types of object…

 

We found that different tools help you pick up specific shapes, similar to bird beaks!

Until next time.

11C African Masks

In geography, we have been learning about Africa. We decided to link some of our art work to this topic and we explored different types of tribal mask. We cut out symmetrical masks and beautified them with different ornaments…

We then made different tribal shields…

 

Keep an eye on the blog for when we put up our Africa display. Until next time.

11C World War 2 Rationing Recipes

In history, we have been learning about World War 2. This morning we watched a selection of videos regarding rationing. We then looked at some of the recipes that were used and copied them. We made vinegar cake, carrot cookies and chocolate potato spread. Please don’t all phone the take-away at once as they sound so appetising. Here are our final products…

We then tasted the delightful foods, after thoroughly examining them first…


Just to confirm that no one was poisoned during this activity. Until next time.

11C Aboriginal Art Work

In art, we looked at different types of aboriginal art and were inspired by their different styles of painting. First, we looked at their hand paintings and used that as inspiration for our designs…

We then looked at the different types of circle and dot paintings. We used coloured hole-punched paper to generate bubble-like images…

I hope you like our efforts. Until next time.

11C Blitz Inspired Art

In history, we have been learning about the Blitz. We watched black and white videos from the time of the events during the nights. We generated fiery backgrounds and added silhouettes of the burning buildings and German bombers. I hope you like our efforts…

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Family Group- Article 6

Article 6 states that children have the right to live and develop, and that governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily. Our family group decided to look how children live in refugee camps. We made a short presentation on the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. We also made model of a tiny part of the camp. I hope you like our efforts…

Until next time.

11C Tectonic Tables

In geography, this morning, we looked at how the tectonic plates interact with each other to effect the surface of the Earth. We worked in pairs and looked at divergent movement (pulling away from each other) to show the mantle …

convergent movement (pushing together) to make mountains and trenches…

    

…and transform movement (sliding pasty each other) to cause earthquakes…

We then looked at how the vibrations, caused by tectonic movements, are measured. We made our own seismograph and competed to see who could make the greatest table shake earthquake.

Keep an eye on our blog to see if we can make earthquake resistant towers. Until next time.

11C Portrait Display

Today, we finished our portrait display. We have put it up in our class. I hope you like our efforts.

Here is a closer look.

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11C Tectonic Treacle

Last week in geography, we looked at the tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s surface. Today, in a science lab, we looked at how to model the Earth’s mantle. We remembered that the mantle is extremely hot we wore our safety glasses.

We used treacle to act as magma.

In one beaker, we added layers of glitter, to show us how the magma moves up and around in a current.

In another beaker, we placed tin foil on the surface to act as the tectonic plates. When the treacle heated, the bubbles and the convection current moved the foil on the surface of the treacle.

 

Until next time.