Bluebirds have been putting the finishing touches to their pencil cases by attaching button and designing felt shape decorations. There are some spectacular and colourful creations! Well done Bluebirds!
Bluebirds have been busily learning and practising their running stitch, back stitch and over stitch recently. This week they have measured and cut out their material carefully. Yesterday, everyone decided which stitch to use and began sewing the sides up of their pencil case. Lots of perseverance and patience was needed. It was busier than Santa’s workshop! Next, Bluebirds will be attaching their button and decorating them.
Bluebirds have been looking at a range of pencil cases to find out what type of fasteners can be used and what materials are used. Afterwards, the class used a design sheet to plan their own pencil case which they are going to make. They had to consider what materials and equipment would be needed along with thinking how they would join the case together, ensuring it would be the right size and planning the decoration.
Bluebirds performed self evaluations on their Easter Cards. They had to consider whether they were pleased with their product, what had worked well and what they had learnt from it or would do differently next time, if they made it again. Most pupils were pleased with their final piece.
Others reflected upon cutting or gluing more carefully and accurately to make the card move more smoothly and effectively. Some children reflected on the appearance of the card and decided they would colour in neater or choose a different colour scheme.
Bluebirds have carefully planned and designed their Easter Cards with moving parts.
They had to follow instructions and demonstrate accurate cutting and gluing skills to ensure the moving parts worked. Plenty of perseverance was needed but cards look super at the end of the lesson!
Bluebirds, have been busy creating shape poems for Santa’s workshop and have incorporated them into some 3D Christmas cards for their families.
Finally, Bluebirds evaluated what went went well with their pencil cases. They talked about what they were especially pleased about before considering what was tricky and how they could improve if they’d were to do the task again. They discussed what advice they could give next to year’s class.
Over the last week, Bluebirds have been very busy creating some beautiful pencil cases. Once they had planned their design they got to work, mastering their stitching techniques and decorating the cases with felt shapes and buttons. The pencil cases are complete with Velcro fasteners!