Friday, 4 April 2014

Break through

Mrs England's Break Through Groups:

Friday the 4th of April has been a busy and full on day here in Hub 1.

One of Mrs England's break through groups, The Balloon group, have been reflecting on their break through choice and  have decided to move on and find a new topic/ idea to research. The children felt it was time to move on from balloons as they had researched about their history, found lots of balloon shapes to make and had a go blowing and tying them up. 
Half of the group moved into the art group, as they really wanted to research and find out about Origami, while the other half of children wanted to explore their passion in Magic, and were able to join that group.
The Origami group researched its history, coming from Japan. They also researched all of the shapes they would like to explore more in Origami. e.g. flowers, hearts. Here is the website that had a range of shapes to create:

Mrs Ponomaryova brought in a book for the group to look through and many of the shapes are easily created by the children independently. 

The Magic group brainstormed all of the tricks and what they know about Magic to know what they wanted to find out about Magic. The boys researched using YouTube all of the tricks they wanted to look into - blowing fire etc. They found out you need to use gloves and water and be aware of the location of the trick, so no one comes to any danger.

The girls carried on with their magic trick of making someone disappear. They thought carefully about what they needed to do to the box to make the trick work. They came up with putting a hole in the bottom of the box, with a door like function so it looks like their is no hole (Its a secret door). Wonderful thinking!

Even though one break through topic has ended (balloons) it is just great to see how the other children have become so focused and interested in their new chosen passion- bring on the next break through! I can't wait to see the exciting ideas and new learning that will come from this new research. 

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