🦋🕷🐛 Willow lanterns 🐜🐞🐝

Today we created insect inspired lanterns out of willow, which we then covered our insect frames with tissue paper and plenty of glue. Tomorrow we will add our lights and sticks to hold them at the parade at Stroud Goodwill Evening on Friday. It was great to see a whole range of fantastic insects created, including a praying mantis, a ladybird, a number of wasps and several dragonflies.

Our very own forest

We have completed our handmade forest in DT. We each made a tree using wire and beads. We used something we found as a base plate for our trees. We’ve used pebbles, shells and clay! It was so much fun and don’t the trees look beautiful in their very own miniature forest! We will be bringing them home today.

Pyramid engineers

Sparrowhawks have been building their very own pyramids. They have used a large variety of items to build their pyramids with, these include Lego, cardboard,paper,wood and even flapjack.The children has really enjoyed working with all these different materials to make such fantastic pyramids. They are displayed outside the classroom , see the fabulous pictures below.

Cooking the Egyptian Way

We had great fun making some Egyptian dishes this week. Everyone got involved in making Koshari with spicy tomato sauce, Egyptian flat bread with a mint and yoghurt dip and sand (or butter) biscuits. We really had a great time cooking the dishes and the best bit was tasting them! Later in the term we’re going to make some ancient Egyptian food, we can’t wait!

Creating Batik Pictures

We are creating batik pictures based on the landscape of Egypt. First we planned what we were going to make, then we added the liquid wax to create the outlines of our picture and finally we painted between the wax lines. We are all very pleased with our vivid pictures so far. Now we are adding things to our pictures to complete the look. We are still in the process of doing this but as they say, ‘it’s going well so far and we’re having great fun doing it too!’