On Wednesday, Year 4 visited the Wallace Collection to pilot a workshop using the artefacts as a basis for learning about Maths in different contexts. They searched for circles, spheres and ellipses in the art, then learnt about the parts of a circle. Toby (the armouries curator) spoke to them about shields and then they used the shields they saw to design their own.
Yesterday, Year 5 visited the Thames Barrier. This is an incredible mechanism, which protects London from any flooding, which it has done successfully ever since its inception. The children had a great time and learnt lots of interesting information to support their Geography curriculum learning.
Year 4 are working with the Royal Academy of Music on a composition project. In their first session, they looked at clips from ‘Planet Earth 2’ and created backing music to capture their mood. Here, they are building tension for the scene where snakes chase an iguana:
And this is the music they composed to describe the walk of the penguins:
KS2 children performed their fantastic Nativity this afternoon: Hosanna Rock. The singing was beautiful (with some wonderful solos), the dancing was energetic and the words were spoken very clearly. Well done, children – you were great!
Year 6 were excited to attend an Art workshop last Monday led by Ananda’s father, Robi. He has a new show exhibiting in his Soho studio, called I PROJECT YOU. This investigates the filters we all view ourselves and each other through. He kindly offered to hold a workshop for the children, which involved the children painting a portrait (not real-life, but more how they ‘saw’ or interpreted the subject).
Their work was impressive and Robi commented on how engaged they all were and their great questions and answers. Year 6’s work will be sent to the school in the New Year and displayed in the school.
Year 3 have been learning about the Stone Age in History, and about rocks in Science, so today they had a Stone Age themed day. They learnt about how fire was used in all areas of life, how people sheltered and the sort of clothing they wore.
Year 5 have been learning about the history of WW2, and of Chelsea Football Club, through reading the book ‘Billy the Kid’. They also visited Westminster Archives to look at artefacts from the period and find out more.