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St Anne's Infants' School

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Reach for the Stars

How can we help?

Today we started our new enquiry.. We started off by completing a mind map in groups of ideas to suggest how we could help. After that, we had a visit from a lady who volunteers for St Peters Hospice. She explained what the charity is, who it helps, and all the job rolls that work together to help people. As philosophers, we thought about what we could do to help our grown ups at home tonight!

As philosophers, we worked as a team to draw around someone and record lots of 'random acts of kindness' inside our drawing.

As artists and engineers we designed a character and made it out of modelling wire. We made the sculpture by using our fingers to pinch and twist the modelling wire.

As artists, we used placticine to mould around our modelling wire to create our characters. We then started to think about a random act of kindness that our character could do!

Today we had the charity 'Caring in Bristol' visit us. We discussed what objects and feelings make a house a home and how we would feel if we were homless. After that we thought about what we could do to support the charity in the future.

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As artists, we used our computing skills to make our own animations! We used our wire character to act out the stages of a random act of kindness while our partner used an app on the ipad called 'stop motion studio'. After we had used the app to take photos, we were able to turn it into an animation by adjusting the speed.

Today we refined our skills as artists to improve our animations. We made a background scene for our animation and took photos from a birds eye view to ensure that our hands didn't get in any photos. Jupiter Class are now skilled animators and have made short animations of a random act of kindness!

To celebrate the end of our enquiry, we thought as philosophers what we could do to help. We decided to help homeless people by supporting the charity 'Caring Fo Bristol'. We all brought in donations which we put into shoe boxes to give as Christmas presents. What a kind and helpful class we are!

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