Friday, 12 July 2013

End Of Term!

It is hard to believe  that it is the end of the term.

We had an Art Exhibition at school this week and we took the instruments along to show people what we have been doing in the Afternoon programme.

Aieshar and Luke were in a dance performance with their class...we enjoyed watching them and thought that they were very talented.
Katelyn and Rachel were part of the school choir and they really enjoyed performing to the audience that went to hear them.
Katelyn looking  in the big tank.

Our group highlight of the week was a trip to a Soft Drink Factory to see fizzy drink being bottled and packed already to go out to the Supermarket.

Paul met us and showed us a huge big tank...he had to lift some of us up so that we could see inside. There was a very sweet smell that was like ice-cream and then we found out that the big tank was full of ice cream soda.

Then we went and saw this amazing filled the bottles.put the caps on and then put a label on the bottle. We were amazed!

We all had to wear safety vests and funny white hats. Paul, Rachel and Gayle had to wear them too.

Here come the bottles ready to be wrapped.

What's happening here Paul?

Look George...they have all been wrapped

Mmm, this is very interesting....

The smile says it all!!

George...that horn is VERY loud!!!!

I want to work here when I grow up

Well done Jeremy!!

Look what I have got!!

Bottles full,,caps just on their way to get a label

All to be packed into cartons

Paul...these machines are very clever!

As you can see we had a fabulous time watching and learning how fizzy gets into the bottles.

To all our viewers out there...thank you for logging in every week to see what we have been learning about.
Enjoy the holidays.
Take care and we will talk to you all next term.

Katelyn, Jeremy, George, Aieshar, Luke B, Luke U, Rachel, Rachel and Gayle

Friday, 5 July 2013

Get those shakers shaking!!!!!

This week  was all about making shakers and finishing our larger phones.

Now we are the proud owners of several musical instruments!

Great hammering Aieshar

I had to press the bottle firmly to get the PVA out.

Rachel you did an amazing job.

Concentration plus Katelyn!

George are working so hard!!

That's it Aieshar...twirl it around so it doesn't drip.

Now for the coloured rice...

The process was...first we decorated our bottles with coloured PVA. Next we got some dye and coloured some rice...we used blue, green and orange. The colours looked great when we mixed them altogether.
Then we put the rice into our bottles, put PVA on the lids and screwed the lids on tightly. Now we have a fantastic shaker to make music with!

Photos of what we have made this term and our instruments will be on display in the hall on Wednesday and Thursday so please come and have a look at how clever we have been this term.

Our larger phones minus the streamers.

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend...wouldn't it fantastic if it was like this for the school holidays....fingers crossed.
Only one more week and it is the end of term.