After all the fun of sports day and a treat in Wells Park last week, Azure class have enjoyed another fun packed few days. In English, we have been learning how to build tension in our writing by lulling the reader in to a false sense of security, slowly revealing the danger and making the reader wait to find out what is happening. Also, we used ellipses, short sentences and one line paragraphs to make our reader feel nervous.
We have become very knowledgeable about the digestive system. We used banana and bread to replicate the journey our food takes from the mouth to the rectum. Then, we described the process to our partner and wrote about it using the correctly scientific vocabulary.
This week, we completed our printing project! We were inspired by Viking rune stones and created designs with positive well wishes written with Viking runes. We first practised drawing Viking runes and creating mono prints. This week we made collograph (spelt with an o or an a!) relief prints and it was so much fun! Did you know you can make a printing plate from almost anything? We made ours from card and PVA glue. Collography is a tricky process where you have to ink your plate with one brayer and then press it onto paper using another (dry) brayer. The important part was holding your plate steady so it didn’t move with the brayer – that would have made a blurry print. This made us nervous to see the final result but it was SO satisfying seeing our prints revealed! Don’t they look great?!