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.
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 learned about the artist Georges Seurat in art this week. He used a technique called pointilism, painting using dots in stead of brush strokes. We tried to paint his most famous picture, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, using only dots of paint.
Comghairdeas le na páistí seo a leanas a bhuaigh duais sa chomórtas Póstaer Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Rinne gach páiste póstaer álainn bunaithe ar seanfhocal. Bhuaigh Iveta (rang Ms Carmody) an duais do rang a 3. Bhuaigh Mikolaj (rang Ms Donnelly) an duais do rang a 4. Bhuaigh Sarah (rang Ms Doyle) an duais do rang a 5 agus bhuaigh Erin (rang Ms Mc Mahon) an duais i gcomhair rang a 6.
Rinne siad jab iontach, nach ndearna?
We learned about the famous American artist Jackson Pollock today. He was famous for his ‘drip style’ painting. He is known as an ‘abstract expressionist’ painter. That means that his paintings don’t look like real things but instead try to express an emotion.