Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Year 6 Roman Exhibition 18th December 2012

On Tuesday afternoon of week 15 Year 6 invited the entire school to see our Roman creative curriculum exhibition. We demonstrated all of our learning througout this term and invited every other class and every member of staff to see. We even had a hefty number of parents and relatives attend the afternoon which was enjoyed by all.

The entire morning was devoted to preparing for this exhibition including finishing off our Roman stories, selecting our art exhibition pieces and setting up the hall, but it was worth it.

Pupils were invited to see our Roman coliseums, read our stories, hear our reports and view our wonderful art gallery. Here's a reminder of how it all went...

Morning preparation was essential to make sure all of our work was ready to be exhibited

Parents and pupils alike were blown away by the sheer size of the art exhibition

It was great for the younger children to catch a glimpse of life in Upper Key Stage 2

I was delighted by how well the Year 6 pupils explained their work to the younger children

Everybody had the chance to exhibit work - even if it wasn't theirs...

The Roman art gallery in all its glory

Some people contributed slightly less than others to the exhibition

The younger pupils were impressed with our art work


Friday, 9 November 2012

Year 6 Creative Curriculum - Mini Challenge 3

As soon as we came back from our half term break it was time to get back into our Romans topic. This mini-challenge will focus on design and technology and our aim is to design, construct and evaluate a Roman gladiator arena in order to understand how people in Roman times entertained themselves.

We began by discussing the features of a Roman arena and creating questionnaires (a key geography skill!) to ask people what they would expect to see in such places.

Once we had agreed it was time to design our arenas and then follow our design plans carefully. We selected our materials, planned the steps of our work, made sure everybody had a job to do in the construction teams and then made changes when necessary...

Making careful measurements and choosing the right tools for the cutting and joining stages are all crucial skills to master when working on a large-scale design and construction project.

As in Roman times, slave labour was used by some children in order to 'get the job done' ; )

Opening out our boxes allowed us to make more realistic arena shapes - but how will the corners be constructed? 

Year 6 Creative Curriculum - Mini Challenge 2

Before the half term holidays we followed on from our detailed Roman reports by creating individual art exhibitions. Instead of creating ‘one or two’ pieces we experimented with a variety of wet and dry media such as chalks, water colours, charcoals and observational drawings.

We developed our work from early sketches right through to final exhibition pieces, as you can see below. This work will be on display at our special Year 6 Romans exhibition which will take place in the school hall on Tuesday December 18th from 13:00 – 15:00 and all parents, carers and small people are more than welcome to attend in order to see our term’s Creative Curriculum work in full.

The close up of Mars, the Roman god of war, was Ben's centrepiece as it was his favourite exhibit.

Look very carefully at this exhibition - notice the same piece represented in many different media

Ellie's work focused mainly on bright, abstract water colour pieces

Sunday, 28 October 2012

New games to play on Year 4's blog

Head over to Year 4's Activities page to play some games Mrs Warner has added.
There are some new ones about making safer choices when on line.