Monthly Archives: June 2016

The art of mathematics 🎨📐

Today we have looked at Romero Britto’s art in a mathematical way. Earlier in the week we noticed that he uses lots of shapes and patterns in his work. We discussed what a polygon is and reminded ourselves that there are regular and irregular polygons. We used the iPads to create different polygons on the geoboard app and then copied our shapes onto paper and coloured them in using bright and bold colours, just like Romero Britto!  Did you know that polygon comes from the Greek words ‘poly’ meaning ‘many’ and ‘gon’ meaning ‘angles’?

We're working hard to copy them accurately.
We’re working hard to copy them accurately.

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Just look at that concentration!
Just look at that concentration!

We worked with Mrs Barker to create a class sign Romero Britto style and we’re looking forward to showing you this on Friday after whole school meeting.

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Romero Britto inspired art.

This morning we designed our own neo pop art inspired by the Brazilian artist Romero Britto. He uses bold and bright colours along with patterns to create colourful neo pop art.  Our designs will be on display in the school art gallery on 11th July.

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We also finished our paradise birds and got to use some amazing colours to paint them with. It was lots of fun and we are looking forward to more art tomorrow!

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Greek myths and cuisine.

Our Greek day continued with a re-enactment of the Greek myth ‘The 12 Labours of Hercules’ we did this with Year 4 and it was great. We had to work in groups to create freeze frames of our favourite scene.

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The Hydra (9 headed snake) scene.
The Hydra (9 headed snake) scene.

After lunch we enjoyed the Greek food we prepared yesterday and performed our Zorba dance to the rest of Key Stage 2. It was a brilliant day!

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Greek Food and Attire

Today we continued with grid method for multiplication and this time we had a go at drawing our own grids. We are starting to get the hang of it now.

Later in the day we made Ancient Greek Laurel headbands for our themed day tomorrow. We also tasted and prepped the ingredients for Greek salad which include: feta cheese, olives, cucumber, tomatoes and a mixture of green leaves. It was lots of fun and we are really looking forward to dressing up and performing our version of the traditional Zorba dance.

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Boastful Language

This morning we learnt how to use the boastful language we found last week in our writing.  Here are some of the sentences we up levelled.

“Jolly Johanson’s Seaweed Hair Wraps keep your hair looking glossy and soft!  Apply twice a week for outstanding results.” (Alfie and Annie)

“…you need Jolly Johanson’s latest, new for 2016, beauty product.” (Magnus and Freya)

“Look amazing again with a Sparkle Chain!  It is made from top quality plastic and will definitely make you look more stunning.” (Millie and Tristan)

Later we continue working on our Ancient Greek vase designs and some of us managed to finish them.  Don’t they look fantastic?

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Ancient Greek Patterns

Persuasion and Ancient Greeks

This morning we looked at the features of persuasive adverts in preparation for writing our own. We learnt about imperatives (bossy sentences), short sentences and boastful language. After this we looked at leaflets for adventure parks and identified the persuasive features. Here are some examples of boastful language:

The world’s first…

The UK’s largest…

The ultimate…

In the afternoon we completed our front covers for our Ancient Greek topic and also admired each other’s half term homework (which is fantastic)!

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