Here are some of the activities the boys and girls in Ms. Ryan’s 4th class got up to in Term 1.
One of our SESE topics in Term 1 was ‘Light’. We learned about transparent, translucent and opaque objects. When an opaque object blocks out the light, a shadow is formed. We experimented using tin foil to make our very own unique tin foil sculptures! Next, we used torches and traced over the outline of the cast shadows of our tinfoil sculptures in black. We learned that the closer a light source is to an object, the greater the shadow it casts. The further the distance of the light source, the shorter the shadow. This is why our shadows are shortest at midday when the sun is high in the sky and longest at the end of the day when the sun is low on the horizon.
We also made earmuff snowmen ornaments using clay for winter art. We had to roll, sculpt and blend together the different parts of the snowman’s face. We used pencils to press holes for the snowman’s eyes and mouth. Finally, we needed to braid different coloured pipe cleaners together to make the earmuffs. We had fun exhibiting our clay snowmen in a winter gallery. Check out our fabulous creations below!