Classes

Class 6

Autumn Term

Class 6 have settled wonderfully and have produced an impressive variety of work this term.

The class have studied war poetry including ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen. The class then produced their own moving and emotional war poetry. They then accompanied the poems with these moving scenes painted with watercolours. Some of the children proudly read out their poetry to the school on Armistice Day.

Class 6 have also been inspired by the artist William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896), who was a famous designer, particularly known for his designs of wallpaper, textiles and carpets. The class cut their own lino tiles after creating their own design , then used lino paint to print their own patterns. Below are some of the results.

Additionally during art lessons this term Class 6 have looked at works by J. M. W Turner and have experimented with acrylics and charcoal, focusing on light and careful colour-matching.

 

Spring Term 

Class 6 have had a very positive and productive start to the year. The children have worked extremely hard across all of their subjects and their activity-packed PGL week spent at Beam House has doubtlessly been the highlight.

This term the class immersed themselves into a fictional world filled with wonder and mystery – Pandora. Below is a sample of the wide variety of imaginary creatures Class 6 believed could be residing on Pandora.

 

The following poems Class 6 have written after being inspired by the book The Lost Words they studied in class.

               

During art lessons this term the class have succeeded in sketching many different animals linked to their science learning.

 

Summer Term 

Class 6 have had an extremely busy yet enjoyable term. The texts explored have been ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ and also the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. Both have produced much discussion, enthusiasm and hard work from the class.

A highlight this term has been the wonderful performance of their play Pantastic which the class have enjoyed rehearsing and performing to the school and their parents and carers.

Below is a sample of the variety of creative work produced this term:

Jubilee Art

During maths the class learnt about the Fibonacci Sequence which resulted in the artwork below, the children drew their own Fibonacci Spirals – also known as the ‘golden’ spiral that has an association with the golden mean – which are based on the Fibonacci Sequence.

During Art this term the class have also been studying artists from the ‘Pop Art’ style of art, including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The class recreated their own version of Andy Warhol’s famous ’32 Campbell’s Soup Cans’ artwork and enjoyed selecting and creating a unique pop art of their own using a commercialised product of their choice.

A multi-subject project this term involving maths, DT and art has required the class to plan, budget, design, advertise, build and finally evaluate their own moving fairground ride using Lego Wedo and Lego Spike software. The resulting fairground once completed was very impressive- below are just some of the imaginative rides: