Diamond class – Art and Writing

Observational drawing

This term the class have been doing observational drawing using natural resources.

Here are some of their pencil drawings of shells and starfish.

The Journey

As part of our creative writing we have been using the book ‘The Journey’.

The book is a series of illustrations, so through class discussion and imagination the class have been writing their own versions of the story.

World Book Day – Pyjamas and Books

World Book Day Activities

It would not be a World Book day without some fort of dressing up so this year we chose to come to school and read our books in our pyjamas. The children came in many varied outfits and looked splendid in assembly.

Local Author Suzan Moule

Local author Suzan Moule came to talk to and read with Early Years and KS1

We started the day with an assemble about the value of books and reading.

This was followed by small groups sharing the experience of’ Woody’s Park’ her children’s book based on the adventures of Woody the dog and his friends in the park.

Later in the morning Suzan talked to years 4,5 and 6 about ‘The Author’s writing journey’

Hopefully she will inspire some of our pupils to have a go at writing their own stories and who knows may become an author themselves one day.

Local Publisher Mr Richard Barker

Also during the day Mr Richard Barker, who works for a publishing firm came to talk about

‘The Life of a book’.

How does the original story go from a rough draft to a finished book?

Richard spent time with the KS2 classes explaining the process.

Many thanks to both our visitors for their support of our World Book day activities.

KS2 Harvest Assembly – 12th October

African Themed Harvest Assembly

Our Harvest Assembly theme has been looking at ‘Harvest in Africa’ and in particularly around the people and the famine.

The children have been writing poetry and creating art work around the theme.

Diamond class recited some of their poems and displayed art work with a sunset background.

Emerald and Sapphires work was based around animals. With artwork and poetry.

Amethyst continued with a similar theme of poetry and artwork.  Their was based around colourful clothing.

During the assembly the children sang some appropriate songs.

A pray was said by  Father Tom to close.

Many thanks to all of you who sent in gifts for our Harvest Assemblies.

Diamond – Topic work

Vikings and Anglo Saxons

The class have been learning about how the vikings lived.

They have discovered how they built their ships, the homes they lived in and some of their customs.

Mythical Creatures

The class has also looked at some of the Mythical legends and creatures. There has been some super art work from the children drawing their own mythical creatures.

Here are some of their fantastic designs.

Year 4 Emerald Topic work

Eygptians

Year 4 have been producing some lovely work this term around their topic on Eygptians.  You can see their models of the gods which take many different forms.

The above shows some of their written work around the gods.

This week they have been using pictorial mind maps to work through story writing.

 

Olympian workshop Year 4

Year 4 Workshop

On Monday 26th June, Year 4 had a workshop with the Olympian, Toby Garbett. The workshop was focussed on friendships and working as a team.

The children carried out some trust exercises on the field which they thoroughly enjoyed and finished the morning by creating their own ‘positive poses’ and affirmations to say to themselves when they need a boost!

 

 

Visiting Author – Jack Trelawney

Jack Trelawney- Author Visit

On Monday 19th June, Key Stage 2 had a visit from Jack Trelawney- a published author. Jack spoke to the children about how he gets his ideas for his stories. Explaining that he mostly writes about things he knows about. He also likes using pictures to get his ideas. He read a few chapters of his story ‘The Crystal Pool’ which the children enjoyed.

After the assembly, the children followed up his visit in different ways. Year 6 did some drama which focussed on the made up creatures he spoke about and Year 4 wrote stories which included a creature they had made up themselves. The visit certainly inspired the children to write and be creative with their ideas.

 

Year 4 Ignite – The Saxons

Year 4 IGNITE

On Monday we had our Year4 Ignite – Can you guess what we are dressed up as?

A Saxon came in to teach us about life in Saxon times. We learnt lots about the weapons and armour. Did you know that it could take a year to make a sword?

Saxons were great story teller; he told us the amazing story of Beowulf.

The Saxons spoke in Old English. We had a lesson in Old English and were very good at translating Old English to Modern English- we got to level 3!

During the afternoon we learnt about Alfred the Great and the Battle of Hastings.

It was a fantastic day and we all learnt a lot.

Year 4 – Discovering angles

Today, we have been looking at different types of angles in our playground. We saw right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles. A right angle is when 2 straight lines meet at 90°. We used the corner of our books to check if an angle was a right angle or not. An acute is less than 90°. An obtuse angle is more than 90° but less 180°.

Can you spot the different angles in our pictures? We found lots!

Year 4

 

 

Year 4 – Egyptian Home Work

Look at all this amazing Egyptian homework! We can’t wait to see what creations this half term’s homework will bring.