This week we have been learning about the Spanish Armada and it links to our topic, the Tudors, because the Spanish rebelled in the Tudor times against Elizabeth I for making the country protestant and having Mary Queen of Scots executed.
This week we have been learning about natural disasters and in art we created volcanoes using collaging, here are a few examples made by Harry W, Henry D
This week was a geography and arts week. 8 year 6 children were chosen to record interviews and ‘cut aways’; small videos or pictures of the children doing work to put in a final movie.
“I put my name down to do filming because I am interested Computing and Photography.” said a pupil who was selected to be in the group.
To work methodically and efficiently the year 6s were split into pairs. In the first afternoon the 2 children working on year ½ had gathered 15-20 minutes of footage while the reception group had only gathered 4-6 minutes.
Tuesday was full of laughs of some of the funny moments that had been ‘accidently’ been filmed the day before (these had to be edited out). And the other bits of the afternoon were spent editing out all the bits that were not needed.
Wednesday and Thursday were spent getting some last minute ‘cut aways’ and interveiws before the ‘premier’ on Friday.
You can see the final video by clicking on this link
This week we have had a man called Mr Norman come in to help us make chicken wire animals. We also looked at South American art. We made a woven pattern each and an ‘arpillera' (a South American blanket that shows a story or place) per table. Here is an interview about GART week, with Mrs Nolan.
Q) Did you enjoy GART week?
A) I loved it.
A) I liked that we got to do geography and art at the same time.
Q) Did you like helping the children?
Q) Would you like to do it again?
A) Very much.
Q) What was your favourite part?
A) Making the arpilleras, although I did get cross at the mess!
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