Year 5 & 6

Longleat Zookeeper Visit

Last Friday the Year 5 and 6 children were given a talk by Georgina, a zookeeper from Longleat, about animals and the carnivores she works with. A range of information, photos and videos was shown to the children and they also got to see a replica lion's skull.

Art

This term Year 5/6 have been experimenting with different paint media such as acrylic, watercolour, powder paint and poster paint.

In the autumn term, the children learnt about ‘Food and Nutrition’ and this was closely linked to their topic of World War II and rationing.

The children researched which foods were rationed during WWII and began to think about where some of the foods came from.  From their research, they discovered that many rationed foods were substituted with unlikely alternatives, such as mashed potatoes.  During the topic, the children learnt how to prepare mashed potato and taste tested products that used mashed potatoes instead of fat, such as potato scones.

For Art in the autumn Year 5/6 focused on their drawing skills.  They explored the work of a local war artist, Edward King, who painted the devastation of the Blitz in Portsmouth.  The children focused on King’s use of single point perspective and practised using this technique in their sketchbooks to recreate old war time photos of Portsmouth.  They then moved on to explore the work of Henry Moore, who used charcoal to draw people sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground.  The children enjoyed experimenting with this new medium; applying their knowledge of smudging and tone to their drawings of the Blitzed streets.

Children made periscopes in science to investigate how light travels in straight lines, here are some photos of the products they made.

Year 5 children were visited by the university of Portsmouth. Throughout the afternoon session, children participated in a range of activities to find out more about what university is, why people go and what subjects students study there.

 

Art

This term Year 5/6 have been experimenting with different paint media such as acrylic, watercolour, powder paint and poster paint.