Once again, Class 6 have made me so incredibly proud today! They were incredible in their thinking, questioning, behaviour and creativity today. We have had an amazing time exploring some of the art work within the beautiful grounds. All of this loveliness was enhanced by wonderful artist workshop exploring the sculptures and artists . We loved it!
We would all like to say a huge thank you to Zac and his lovely mum for bringing us a set of papyrus paper into school to feel and work with. We have been learning about the ancient writing systems of early civilisations and Zac was super excited to share his wonderful learning and experiences at home so he brought it in so we could all experience it. It was incredibly kind and really great fun. We're going to keep them as bookmarks. Thank you Zac!
We were so proud of our super gymnast in class this week. Gold and silver medals at her recent competition. Wow! Keep up the excellent work!
We were fascinated by the architecture from Ancient Civilisations in history this week. Do you know when the Ancient pyramids of Giza were made and who made them? Any ideas what a Ziggurat is and why it was made? Well, come on down and ask Class 6 because we have found out so many fascinating facts about the ancient buildings and created our own fabulous fact files all about them.
We have really loved our clay art project this week!
After rolling our clay out and using the eye cutter shape (kindly designed and made by Mr Simpson), we carefully pressed in where our beautiful glass cabochon eyes would be on our finished sculptures. Then, we got busy cutting, rolling and shaping horns, spikes, scales and all kind of wonderful details, using slip and scoring to attach them to our eye shapes. Finally, we carefully used the clay tools and our fingers to blend all of the edges so our designs were firmly joined together. We cannot wait to paint them!
We loved finding out about soil in science this week. We carefully observed the appearance, texture and moisture content of different soil samples. We were really interested to learn about the essential role soil plays in keeping living things alive on Earth and how long it takes to produce even a tiny bit of new soil.
We all really enjoyed learning about the earliest writing systems. We explored the different symbols in Ancient Sumerian and Egyptian civilisations. We learnt about the first alphabet from the Phoenicians and used it to match to English words. We were all wonderful at this, but this group of super stars were particularly impressive with their communication and organisation skills.
We have worked wonderfully together finding and labelling features of instructional texts. We are very excited to be writing our own set of instructions linked to our class text - How to Train your Dragon.
Welcome to Class 6 where we have lots of fun while working super hard together.