Look how much our time for the weekly Felton mile have improved over these last few weeks!
We have studied using commas to demarcate clauses. Y5 revised fronted adverbials of time, place and manner. Y6 practised using parenthesis to place subordinate clauses at the start, middle and ends of sentences:
Emotion in sculpture. We responded to some existing sculptures, thinking carefully about the emotion the artist might be representing, and the emotional response we personally may have. These reflections will help us to represent our own emotions using sculpture.
Inspired by artist Mitsy's work called the 'ArtMind' project, we created our own versions of emotion figures. We took the basic human form, inspired by a Russian doll, and then sculpted using texture, patterns and shapes to create representations of our feelings about the concept of 'Change':
Before we can try sculpting the human form, we need to understand the proportions of the human body. We were asked to sketch our initial sketches of a person. Then we used our paper mannequins to observe and draw truer proportions. After this, we thought about the emotions of ‘Change’ and drew some poses that represent these emotions:
Here are our first attempts at using clay to sculpt human figures. We worked hard to maintain the proportions we followed when drawing human figures last week:
Young Leaders Award
This week, we have focussed on the idea of 'global community' and we played a 'paper bag' game which gave us an insight into how it might feel to be a child in India. The game was fun, but it would not be fun if it was what we had to do all day, every day. It gave us good perspective and a sense of justice - despite working really hard, some of us still didn't earn enough for all the things we would need to survive:
English - story writing
We are going to be writing some 'choose your own ending' stories, all about transition and changes. Here are the 'Steps to Success' we will be following:
We had a wonderful, sunny day at Kielder Water yesterday! Well done to all the Pioneers - they walked a long way and enjoyed taking in the beautiful scenery.