Year 5 & 6
Year 5 Half Term 1
In Year 5 this half term we have been carrying out topic work based on ‘Pharaohs’. We travelled back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Entered a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings and tasted ancient Egyptian delights. We also found out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. In art we designed our own jewellery and researched the beautiful clothing that was once worn.
In science we carried out experiments on different materials based on conductivity, transparency, permeability, absorbency and hardness. Together we recorded our results and discussed which materials would good for some job and not others.
We invited parents in to share our wealth of knowledge and carried out a carousel of activities such as death mask making, food tasting, paper plate jewellery and pasta Egyptian art.
Year 6 Half Term 1
This half term, Year 6 have been learning all about art. We were lucky enough to loan some famous painting from Doncaster museum. We have focused on three different art genres: Impressionism, Expressionism and Surrealism. We had the opportunity to create a painting for each art genre and we really enjoyed learning how to paint in different styles. Alongside our artwork, we wrote a narrative, poem and newspaper article about different paintings.
In science, we have been learning about light. To understand how light travels, we carried out an experiment to see how light travels in straight lines. Also, we made periscopes so we could see over things and around corners.
At the end of our topic, we invited our family into school to look at our art gallery. They really enjoyed looking at our wonderful paintings and some of the sculptures we have been creating at home. Take a look at some of our paintings and homework down below in the gallery.