To finish the term we went to Bristol for a day. We visited a Hindu temple and leant completed some enquiry work. We were able to ask questions and see first hand what a mandir is like.
We then walked around Bristol, completing our fieldwork on regeneration of a city, linked to out topic on politics and democracy. It was a chance to explore what local government decisions have been made, what we would do if we could regenerate an are, and how the city's history has been preserved.
In music, we have complete some work on ostinato and texture, learning about layers in music. We finished with this performance of our ostinato, singing in harmony and playing tuned percussion.
World Book Day 2022 ~ Holes by Louis Sacher
Visit from a Fire Safety Officer
We had a lesson from a fire officer talking about fire safety at home and at school. He taught us about hazards, calling 999, what the fire service do and smoke alarms.
To start our work, Mrs Winn kindly showed us her work in she did when she was a print designer using fabric. We enjoyed seeing her work and it inspired us to look at fabric printing ourselves.
During Africa Art Week we looked at pattern and print used in traditional African fabrics. The designs inspired us to design and create our own motif.
After designing our pattern, we experimented with mono printing using carbon paper.
We then tried block printing using polystyrene.
We also tried using block printing on different surfaces including collage and printed designs.
Next we explored mono printing using perspex sheets and scratched our patterns into the ink to create a print when a piece of paper was pressed over the top.
Finally we chose how to print and paint our design onto fabric.
During this week, we also enjoyed an African dance workshop with Louis and Richard.