After reading the book 'Leaf', we started to research information about polar bears. We found out a range of facts about where they live, how they survive and how dangerous they can be. We then studied a variety of different pictures and videos of polar bears and observed how they move, their shape and their form and tried to replicate this in our sketches. After that, we began to sculpt the shape of polar bears using a range of different materials in order to make our designs 3D.
Some of the children wrote about what we did in our Computing session:
'We had to rip newspaper and shape it into different shaped balls to make the legs and the body and the head. We had to stick all the floppy bits down with masking tape and cellotape and put all the body parts together. The next day we put Modroc on our models. We had to dip the Modroc in the water for five seconds over and over again until we had three layers of this on. We then let them dry.'
Once the Modroc dried, we used marker pens to add small details such a nose, eyes, ears and paws. These looked really effective and we worked really carefully with our partners to ensure that we did not break our lovely (but very delicate) creations.
After we made our 3D models of polar bears we then created icebergs by ripping, tearing and taping cardboard boxes, card and other materials to use as a backdrop for our polar bear photo shoot. Our finished products are shown below! We are really proud of how they came out.
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