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5th Class visits the National Gallery and National History Museum

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.

Researching some native animals
We recognised the curlew from the school yard!
Look at the size of that fish!

 

Watch Geckoria’s Claymation here!

We have recently been learning about the 1916 Rising in history and reading the novel Friend or Foe. Inspired by all this, Geckoria decided to make a claymation to depict life at the time.

Here are some of the group’s comments about their work:

I really liked it because it was fun.

I liked the music and the sound effects.

I liked that it was black and white and looked like what it would have really been like in 1916.

Click on the link below to watch the claymation in full!

1916 Rising

Watch Hufflepuff’s Claymation here!

Hufflepuff made a claymation about an alien invasion and a watermelon called Steve. It is a major news story in New York city.

Here are some of the group’s comments on their work:

I liked that it was original and that people laughed at it.

The speaking, sound effects and music were funny and the actions were good.

I liked editing the claymation.

Click below to watch the claymation in full!

Alien Invasion

Making Claymations!

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!

Pointilism –

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.

It’s very time consuming!

Comórtas Ealaíne Sheachtain na Gaeilge

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?

Art Inspired by Jackson Pollock

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.

We really liked his paintings. We used this website to learn about him and see some of paintings. http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-jackson-pollock

It was very messy painting, but we had great fun!Click here to see more photographs.