As part of our work on 'Earwig and the witch' we made our own potions. 2WG cooked up all sorts of horrible potions (most to turn Mrs Gallagher into something unpleasant!) using authentic witches ingredients. What a grisly grimy mess we made and how much fun we had doing it too!
We wrote our ingredients down as we mixed, bubbled and stirred and later wrote our spell instructions down so we anyone can make them.
Serious concentration in class today as 2WG bring their castle designs to life!
We have designed on paper first, deciding what features to include and the best materials to use. Then we began drawing out our designs and selecting the materials from our enormous stockpile of cardboard.
Today has been all about sticking, joining and painting. The final step, when they are dry, will be to add details to the surfaces. We have been really enjoying our design project and can't wait to show off our finished pieces.
Today we decided to get messy using lots of different ingredients to make our spells. We used lots of things like... a pinch of fairy dust, slimy, sticky snot from a troll's nose, eight chopped up crunchy spider's legs... the list goes on. We had such a wonderful time thinking of imperative verbs and expanded noun phrases but MOST of all getting MESSY!! Have a look at our spectacular ingredients...
Our shared novel is called Earwig and the Witch. In class 2F, we wanted the children to empathise with how the main character (Earwig) felt when she first saw Bella Yaga and Mandrake. Well look at the fabulous work this pupil has done! This is what teaching is all about when you see a face as proud as this. Well done to you!