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 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.
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.
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!
Art week started today and this morning we worked with local artist Helena Harris to create a colourful paradise bird to go on a whole school display. We are looking forward to finishing these tomorrow.
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.
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!
WOW! What a great start we’ve had to our Ancient Greek themed day. We had a whole key stage assembly first thing and learnt about their democracy. Sometimes the law would change up to four times a day! The teachers thought this would be very confusing.
We learnt about Greek medicine and some of Cherry class were treated for earache, toothache and a headache!
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.
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…
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)!
This morning we recapped consonants and vowels in English. We now know that the vowels are a, e, i, o and u. We made words using play dough and had to use different colours for the vowels and consonants.
Mrs Johanson has set us a challenge to find any words in the English language that have no vowels!