On the 4th July we went to London to ride the Eye. To get to London we had to get on the Piccadilly line to Hammersmith and the district line to Westminster, all together it took roughly about 45 Minutes to get to London.
When we were on the Eye we could see Big Ben and Buckingham palace. It took half an hour to go round. When we got off we went to the Jubilee Park to eat lunch. After a lovely lunch, we went to get ice cream and we walked through St James’s Park to Buckingham Palace. There, we saw the Canadian War Memorial.
On the way home the Piccadilly line was packed. We were very tired but we had a good day overall.
Thank you to all the teachers that helped us with the trip.
From Ruby class
So today in art we made a load of different feathers. Some were on baking paper, some used ink and some we made out of felt and fabric. In the ink we used sticks to draw feathers all kinds of different shapes and sizes. On the baking paper we used graphite. The ink was hard because you had to try not to use too much and the sewing was hard to make because some looked like leaves. I liked the sewing and the baking paper because it looked so cool as it came out and it was really easy to draw on.
In year 5 we have been making a banyan that is like a dressing gown for the scientist in the picture . Men sometimes wore these in the 18th century . In the picture the scientist is wearing a red banyan. We did some printing of things to do with science and light like eyes, brains, explosions and birds . We also put white gloves on and painted a dressing gown with Brusho. We experimented with sprinkling salt on the paint. We decided to make the banyan into a advertisment for the scientist for his experiements so we made letters that say, Dr Englightenment Risking Lives for science.
We made models of clothes for the guests to wear at the royal wedding.
“I used pink, blue, gold and some string and some dark colours and rainbow colours.”
“We used gold paper to make the crowns.”
“I used red fluffy fabric for a dress and I used blue wool to attach some pink fluff.”
It was tricky how to get the arms in because you needed to put the manequins arm through.
Queen Eleanie the Second of America
Princess Ponia from Egypt
Princess Katie from France
King Arabic from Uganda
King Harrison III from London
King Albert X from Nigeria
Duke of India
Lady Marie from South America
Duchess Michelle from Kenya
and Queen Annabelle of Scotland!
We looked at an artist called Yayoi Kusama. She really likes dots!
Parents attended a fabric painting workshop today. We are making a display for the front window about the Rights of the Child. We used Brusho paint, salt and bleach to create interesting effects. Mrs Joll chatted to parents about the UNICEF rights while we created some very colourful panels. Next Thursday we will be adding more details, do join us!
In Art we drew dried poppy heads, urchins, pine cones, lotus heads, shells and some funny orange seed pods.
We started off drawing small pictures. We drew patterns and looked really carefully. We had to draw without looking at the paper, it was a bit tricky! We also drew without taking our pencil off the paper. Then we drew big pictures with charcoal on a big piece of paper.
We looked at an architect called Gaudi. He used things like skeletons, shells, coral and scales in his buildings. We really liked the colours he used.
Next week we will be planning a building using our drawings. It was a fun experience!
Maya and Cianna