Years 4 and 5 have been working with a coach form Exeter City in the Community to develop their football skills and to learn about the importance of exercise and nutrition. Today they completed their course and received congratulations certificates.
Class 3 have been looking at how another culture represents miniature figurines. We took inspiration from Guatemalan worry dolls to design our own ‘Mini Me’ figures. So far, we have thought about different textures and will be using a variety of textures to embellish our figures.
We used templates as patterns for cutting around and then stitched our fabric pieces together. We used wadding to fill our figures.
We look forward to making them look unique to us and using them to help share our worries.
Class Two are thinking about how festivals and family life show what really matters to Jews. In today’s RE lesson, they learnt about the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah. As part of the lesson they tasted apples dipped in honey (a food which is eaten by Jews during Rosh Hashanah) and they were able to taste how sweet the foods were and how this food symbolises the ultra-sweet year that Jews hope G-d will give them.
In Class Two’s science lessons they have been finding out how fossils form. To recreate this process, Class Two have placed jellied sweets between layers of bread which represent a creature that has died and fallen on the sand (white bread) and then been buried under layers of sediment (brown and granary bread.) We have placed heavy books and a stone on top, to apply the pressure that the sediment would have applied to the creature buried underneath it. We now need to wait a few days to see what happens to the sweets. In the meantime, we have been predicting what we think will happen. Watch this space to find out…
Class Two have been reflecting on the Jewish creation story of Adam and Eve. They have thought carefully about the meaning of the story and discussed in groups of three what they think is the most to the least important message taken from the story. Lots of thinking and discussion today from all the children!
Following our theme of Identity, Class 3 have produced some stunning artwork. We began by looking at our own facial features then sketching them in the correct proportions. We then created a half self- portrait using chalk and charcoal in the style of realism. We compared this style to the exaggerated cubist style of Artist Picasso and created the other half of our self-portrait in an abstract style.
We evaluated our finished artwork and talked about how our images portrayed our unique, individual identities.