Digital Media

In Art, Robins have been learning about Joe Cornish, a landscape photographer and Ansel Adams.

Today, they learnt about how to use an iPad to capture images.  Mr Lo mentioned about focus, brightness and how to use the zoom. He also showed how to ensure the device is held properly to avoid shake.

 

 

After taking the photos, Robins learnt how to transfer the photos onto our school shared area wirelessly.

Next week, we look forward to editing them in the style of Joe Cornish or Ansel Adams.

 

Mountain Formations

In Geography, Robins carried out activities to help them understand the various kinds of mountain formations.

This included:

Pushing materials together to make a fold mountain.  (Fold mountains are created where two or more of Earth’s tectonic plates are pushed together)

 

Pushing Chocolate Krispies together to observe what happens; just like a fault block mountain. Fault-block mountains are formed by the movement of large crustal blocks when forces in the Earth’s crust pull it apart. Some parts of the Earth are pushed upward and others collapse down.

Finally, Robins researched more information about them and created their own booklet guide to mountain formations.

 

 

 

 

 

Share and tell – circle time

During circle time Max shared a letter he wrote about the importance of the environment.(persuasive letter) He also shared a poster (Information text).  Both have made use of skills learnt in English.

 

Max

 

As Part of PHSE and circle time- Mr Lo gave Robins a challenge to prove they could work together. Many thought it would be easy but found it more difficult.  The task was to think of a move in your group and then perform the move in-sync with the others in your group. This presented many challenges including

  1. What to do when you all come up with different moves?
  2. Who should we follow? Can we follow them? How can we ensure our move is also synchronised to the music?
  3. Can we work together to synchronise without conflict?

Take a sneak peak below!

 

Athletics competition at Kings Heath Boys School

11 Rocking Robins went with Mr Gill and Mr Crooks to take part in an athletics competition against 5 other schools. The events were 30m, 50m, 300m, 600m, 4x50m relay, 4x50m hurdles relay, tennis ball throw and standing long jump. We finished 5th but were only a point off 4th and four points off 3rd. The children enjoyed the experience and represented the school well.