Date: 28th Jan 2018 @ 12:43pm
This week in art, we looked at the sculptures of Henry Moore. The children observed closely the way that the artist used flowing curves to suggest the human figure. To help with this we wrapped up three of the class in a huge sheet, so that they looked a bit more 'moore-ish'! We used charcoal to complete our sketches, which was a new technique for some of us.
We are drawing people in art as it links nicely with our science topic - animals and humans. This week, we looked att he human life cycle, recognising the six stages of human life (apparently me and Miss Kemp are in the 'old stage). This all happened on Thursday, which was very busy, as 8 of the class went to (the very cold) Maurice Chandler to represent the school in the athletics tournament. Both girls and boys did very well, finishing a very respectable 7th and 8th (out of 13). Well done!
In maths we have continued to look at area - this time calculating the areas of triangles using simple formulae. The class picked this up really quickly, and this bodes well for assessment week in two weeks time!
In English, we looked at King Arthur, picking through evidence to see if he was real or not. We are reading the stories of King Arthur in Michael Morpurgo's 'Arthur, High King if Britain', which we started this week.
In IT the children have got stuck into cataloguing the school library on a database! Miss Kemp is overseeing this really useful job, which is helping us to understand how databases work but also getting us to reflect on the books we have in school and how we use them.
In French, Mrs Gorman is leading us round the village (not literally!) by teaching us the names of different places.
No Forest school this week, but more PE as we welcome a cricket coach from Chance to Shine, and we also have basketball and handball competitions on Thursday. Plus Travis is off to Oswestry to represent the school in the next round of the Cross Country. Phew!