On Friday 18th May, 5th Class visited the National Gallery and National History Museum. It was a lovely day out and we really enjoyed it.
We had a guided tour in the National Gallery and saw paintings from artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Jack B Yeats. We were also lucky enough to be some of the first people to see a newly installed piece by Joe Caslin called “Finding Power”.
We loved the National History Museum and learned a lot about native animals and international animals.
Our class have been taking part in the Run Around Europe Challenge. Most days after little break we run laps around the astro. Every lap counts as 1km. So far this year we have “visited” London, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. We are working hard at the minute to reach our next destination, Vaduz in Liechtenstein.
Over four weeks we worked in groups and made claymations. The first step in making a claymation is to draw a storyboard of our movie. Once we had a plan in mind we got to work making our clay models. Have a look at some of the characters and props being created below.
Here are all of the finished characters and props!
Next step was to arrange our set and take our pictures. We had to be careful and keep the camera really steady.
Once we had all of our pictures taken we had to upload the photographs onto the laptops. We had to edit our photographs, add text, add narration and create music for our claymation! This was definitely the hardest part of making the claymations. It took a lot of patience and teamwork.
When we finished our claymations, we had a Movie Day! We watched every group’s claymation and we really enjoyed seeing everyone’s hard work come to life! Thanks to Ms. Ferguson for popping in to watch them with us and sharing our work on Twitter!
We carried out some investigations to see how sound travels through air and wood and designed and made ear muffs using tissue, bubble wrap or cotton wool! We even designed and made our own instruments. They turned out really well! Take a look!
We know that our hearing is very important so we learned all about our ears. We watched a video which told us about the different parts of the ear and their functions. We then used playdough and made a model of the ear in our groups.
We had great fun yesterday creating a dance for one of our favourite songs at the moment “The Greatest Show”. We split up into groups and responded to the music to come up with dance moves and sequences to match the song.