Let’s zoom into space….!

Our topic last half term was Space, the children in Class 9 took part in a range of projects. These included designing their own alien creature from a success criteria and making them out of clay using a variety of tools and equipment. The children were very creative and artistic during this process.

Then using the aliens, storyboards were created, backgrounds designed and stop animation video was used on the LearnPads. These were fantastic and very inventive- a little bit like Wallace and Gromit episodes if you’re wondering! Some funny, crazy and weird stories were invented for our aliens.

We then went on to make a Moon Buggy for our aliens to ride. Each child had to design their buggy, thinking carefully about measurements and materials available. The Year 6’s in Class 9 acted a mini teachers and helped the Year 5’s during their early stage of cutting, sawing and drilling wood to make the frame of the buggy. All of the children worked exceptionally well to create their models. Some were more successful than others, but everybody learnt something from the process.

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                                         Olivia, Naomi and Chloe- Stop animation             Group creating their background

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                                                Tom with his finished frame                                          Clay being shaped


                                       Iris with her fantastic moon buggy and alien             Hot glueing the wood together


                                                      Alex sawing his dowling                                            Will and Finlay


                                                                           Elissa concentrating when hammering the wood

Starfish of the Week 8th November 2013

Adam is our Starfish of the Week!



Adam is Starfish of the Week because he has been super creative (remembering our theme from last half term!) and has made a beautiful poppy using wire, tissue paper and glue. He also created a spectacular sketch of The Forbidden City in China using many difficult techniques including shading, 3D effect and making it look like a reflection on the water. If you look over his shoulder on the picture, you will be able to see his lovely self portrait he has drawn also. He has worked super hard all week especially with his reading. Well done, Adam!

Our star this week was Will B for working really hard in Literacy, showing great understanding of our topic Stories from other Cultures, answering complex questions in our comprehension work.

Enjoy your weekend!

Miss Rogerson

Around the World with Artwork!

In Class 9 today we have been looking at the seven continents. We have been looking closely at the art and crafts from each continent and trying to create the beautiful work we have seen. Each table focused on a different continent, have a look at us at work…

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We looked at Aboriginal artwork from Australia, Willow pattern plates from Asia, Kente Cloth from Africa, Keith Haring from North America and South American carnival masks.

We had great fun today making them!

From Class 9