This week in Music we learnt another new note on our toot! We are having lots of fun learning how to play out toot.
Year 6 have been focusing on Monet and Impressionism. Impressionism is an art movement which focused on capturing the impression of the moment, especially in terms of light and effect. Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have carefully analysed a variety of Monet’s paintings and the techniques which he used. We carefully mixed our colours using a paint pallet while adding dabs of paint to build up the colour.
In music we are focusing on the music of Carloe King. We have been working hard to learn the song and music to You’ve Got A Friend, to develop our whole class performance.
In Science we are learning about Darwin and his investigations into how finches adapted to survive on the Galapagos Islands. We focused on how different beaks impacted the consumption of food. We conducted a fair test to see how the small, pointed tip beaks compared with the wide tip beaked finches when eating smaller seeds on Island A compared to larger seeds on Island B. Year 6 will share their finding with you.
Today, we rocked our socks for World Down’s Syndrome Day.
Year 1 have had a great time chopping and preparing fruit and vegetables in DT.
For countdown to World Down Syndrome Day on Monday 21st March we are participating in the sunflower challenge. On Monday 1st March the children each planted a sunflower seed in class and will watch how, just like them, they all grow and bloom in different ways over the next 21 days.
In English we are reading jack and the jelly beanstalk. As an introduction we examined jellybeans by touching and smelling them. We couldn’t eat them because they were magic and we didn’t know what would happen.