It’s been a hectic week in Azure Class, we have been doing different assessments in reading, spellings and maths. It has been hard work and we are very proud of ourselves.
In Computing we have been learning about working on documents collaboratively with Google Docs. We have learnt how to open a document that has been shared with us, how to edit a document in different ways and then how to share our finished version of the document. Collaboratively, we have written this newsletter!
In English we have been reading ‘Varjak Paw’. We have loved reading it because it is very interesting and we don’t know who the culprit is of the Vanishing mystery. It makes us want to read more and more until we can get to the end! The story is about cats and how they learn to hunt to survive, which we like. We have been writing our own news flashes about the Vanishings and our own stories about what has been happening to the cats.
In maths we have been learning about fractions and decimal points e.g. 0.25, 1.23. It has been really challenging but fun.
Everyone loved our P.E. lesson yesterday when we were playing rounders. We have been learning how to throw a ball, both underarm and overarm, and about the different positions in the rounders game.
In Art we have been continuing learning about abstract art and this term have been looking closely at the artist Sir Frank Bowling. He’s an interesting artist who paints in lots of unconventional ways, like throwing the paint or dripping it on the canvas. He also includes hidden photos and objects that are special to him. We have since found out that he is part of the Windrush Generation. We noticed that he often included photographs of his family and the outline of Africa within his artwork. We created our own pieces of artwork incorporating family photographs and applied layers of paint using different techniques and tools. As part of our Windrush celebrations we looked at another artist’s work, Salina Jane, a British artist of Indo-Caribbean descent. She makes art about the experience of her family’s journey from India through indentured labour to Guyana, coming to the UK in the 1950s. We used graphite sticks, in her drawing style, to add line details as a final layer to our artwork.