Year 2 went on a fantastic trip to the Zip Yard Milton Keynes this week! The trip was to celebrate not just having one winner but 2 winners from the design a bunny outfit competition. The winners Harlie and Aaron, got to take the whole class to the Zip Yard to see their designs being made. The Zip Yard showed the children how to sew together the outfits and got to help dress the winning bunnies. Everyone was impressed by how well they had transformed the designs into real life.
After the children were treated to a surprise visit from Bobby the Intu frog. They loved meeting Bobby and got to have their picture taken. The children were finally treated to a goody bag to take home. Everybody enjoyed watching the outfits being created and meeting Princess Neon (Harlie's Rabbit) and Aaron Junior (Aaron's Rabbit).
Over the past couple of weeks, year 6 have been exploring the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We have been unpicking different pieces and exploring how Andy Goldsworthy makes his artwork. Due to Andy's work being created by natural materials, we have also been focusing on nature and our environment. Last week we practiced our observational sketching, looking at different natural materials such as leaves, sticks etc. This week we created our own Andy Goldsworthy pieces using natural materials we found in the school grounds. They look fantastic!
Year 5 have been looking at toys in Design Technology. They have spent time exploring cam toys and creating small prototypes to explore how different cams move. They have worked extremely hard in designing their very own cam toy, looking closely at the movement they wanted their toy to have. We had many different designs such as: underwater, football matches, space rockets and flamingos!
The children have worked hard over the past few weeks creating their designs using shoe boxes. They created their own movable pieces and built the cam mechanism underneath. Year 5 created fantastic toys, well done!
We were so excited to welcome back Andy and to look at what had happened to our pottery since the last time we had seen it and since it has been in the kiln.
Our creations are amazing! This afternoon we looked at Egyptian colours and decorations and then painted our canopic jars. One more trip to the kiln and they will be ready!
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Year 6 have been looking at Stuart style buildings as part of their topic this term. We have been unpicking the features and comparing them to buildings we see today.
We then explored different clay techniques and put these into practice by creating the front view of a Stuart house. After letting them dry, we added paint to show the colours typical of the era.
Some children even challenged further themselves by painting a separate picture of a Stuart house in their sketchbooks.
Year 5 have had an amazing few weeks creating their own Zoetrope's! What is a Zoetrope? It's a Victorian toy that spins around showing pictures as if they were moving much like a flip book. Year 5 have made their Zoetrope's from scratch using a variety of processes.
They designed their own moving picture to go inside and when they were finally finished, they gave them a spin! Check out their amazing creations below.
If you would like to make your own at home, click here to watch a great video with step by step instructions.
This half term year 3 have the amazing opportunity to work with Andy our pottery expert! They will be making their own Canopic Jars similar to those made in Ancient Egyptian times (but don't worry no organs will be going in them!).
This week was Chestnut's class' turn and we loved it! We learnt the best way to make our jars and produced some amazing pieces. We can't wait to paint them in 2 weeks time.
Have a look...
Check out the updated Great Linford Primary Gallery to see a selection of amazing artwork over the past few weeks. Featured along the main corridor, the gallery showcases some art highlights and is where you can see what other year groups are doing in art this term. Check regularly to see if your art is appearing on the gallery this week!
To commemorate Remembrance Day 2018, every year group across the school has produced beautiful artwork inspired by the poppy appeal. Each year group has been working with different mediums and techniques to show off the stunning poppy.
EYFS were using finger painting to create their poppy flowers. Year 1 created a beautiful wreath made from their hands and adorned with the poppy flower. Year 2 used tissue paper and green card. Year 3 created lifelike poppies made from paper and pipe cleaners. Year 4 used their pottery skills to create poppies. Year 5 put their sewing skills to the test by making handmade sewn poppies from felt. Finally, Year 6 used collage techniques to create stunning big poppies.
The art work looks beautiful and complemented a beautiful assembly. The children heard about the importance of the First World War as well as the fact this year is a special commemoration of the end of the war because it has been 100 years. Some children read out letters written by soldiers from the trenches describing the conditions and Year 6 children performed poetry they had written reflecting on the importance of remembrance.
Year 5 have begun their cooking sessions this week which will happen every Friday this half term. This week the children were discussing kitchen safety and how important it is. They created rules and made a poster to show how to be safe in the kitchen environment. Look out for next week's blog when we reveal their first dish!