💻 Coding: Making Games 💻
We are working on creating games using Scratch. We are using the Scratch program on our laptops. We have to code the characters to speak, move and interact with each other. This project will take us a few weeks. Stay tuned for the final results! 😃
🫀 Making Hearts 🫀
We have been learning about the human heart. We looked at the four chambers of the heart and how the blood is pumped through the heart to the rest of the body. Using paper templates we created a model of the human heart to help us remember all of the important features. Wiktor kindly brought us in his model of the heart which was super detailed and gave us a wonderful opportunity to see what each section would look like inside our body.
Our thoughts 💭
👱🏼♂️ “The heart has four parts. It works as a special system to pump the blood around the body. My paper heart is coloured like my model heart. It is the size of a child’s heart.” -Wiktor
👄🧠 The Human Body 🫀🫁
We learned all about the different organs inside our bodies. We scanned QR codes to find information and used what we learned to create a diagram of the inside of our bodies!
🪡 Textiles Workshop 🪡
This week local artist Jenni Cunningham visited us to make beautiful felt bags! We followed her instructions to lay the wool down in a specific pattern, after we soaked it in soapy water and rubbed it until the wool felted together. We did this for two pieces and then rubbed to join the pieces together. Stay tuned for the finished product with some stitching!
🪡 Sewing Pillows 🪡
We are working on recycling our old t-shirts into pillows! We learned how to do a running stitch to close up the bottom and the arms of our shirt. In the next lesson we will be stuffing our pillows and sealing up the neck to finish our pillow. Check back soon for the finished product!
🧶 Weaving a God’s Eye Design 🧶
We made a God’s Eye pattern using wool and two straws. We had to careful pull the wool over and around the straws using a special technique to create this pattern. We love our new display showcasing our bowls and our God’s Eye patterns.
👾 Minecraft Mills 👾
We used Minecraft to recreate a Linen Mill. We have been learning about Linen mills in our Textile lessons.
🌍 Textile Globes on Quiver 🌍
We played around with the quiver app today to create 3D textile balls. Don’t they look amazing!
🧶 Woven Wool Bowls 🧶
We made beautiful woven wool bowls using paper plates and wool. We had to cut the plate into sections and weave the wool inside and outside of the sections to create a colourful bowl. After, we twisted wood and winded it to create a centrepiece for the bottom of the inside of our bowls. We think they are beautiful.
🌡 Which textile holds in heat the best? 🌡
We did an experiment to see which textile was the best insulator. Each group had a cup of water and a textile to use as an insulator. We used a thermometer to check the temperature of the water in each cup before we started and then re-checked the temperature after a while to see which cup of water had held it’s heat the best.
As our topic this term is Textiles, we have been chatting about different textile companies that are based in Ireland. We did some research on Bourke Sports and O’Neills using iPads. After, we made some Pic Collage posters to show some of the facts we found.
🌍 Textiles: Where do they come from? 🌍
This term our topic is Textiles. We have been looking at different kinds of textiles and where they come from. This week we had a quiz to see if we could guess where different textiles brands are based. Each team had a map and we marked where we thought the textile brand was from.