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Arts Award Update 15/10/14

frownI am thrilled to announce that everyone in Year 5 has achieved their Arts Award Explore Qualification! Congratulations Year 5! smileyI'm so proud of you and all the wonderful art work you made! We shall be having a little party to celebrate, in the week before half term, and will be having a whole school assembly when the certificates arrive! 

surpriseThank-you Everyone in Year 5 for being such talented artists and trail blazers for the Arts Award at our school!frown

Ancient Greek Theatre Masks  Autumn 2014

WOW! What can I say? Year 5's finished mod-roc masks are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! frown

We began by exploring examples of masks, used in the Ancient Greek theatres and investigated how distinguishing facial features conveyed the 3 typical characters used: tragic, angry and comical. We also investigated modern caricatures, as our topic Learning Question was: What might contemporary Greek theatre masks look like? Sketching lessons involved designing exaggerated features, practising different methods of shading and using colours to express emotions. The 3D masks were sculpted from mod-roc, which is plaster in bandage, over a plastic form, and Year 5 worked hard to add a superb variety of moulded details. Cheeky little devils with horns devil seemed to be a very popular choice! Finally, a lick of paint really brought the masks to life - just have a look!

Autumn 2 Cooking savoury pasties

Initially, we began this Food Technology topic by researching different food groups and investigating what makes up a healthy balanced diet.  Then Year 5 used their numeracy skills to read and understand a bar chart of seasonal vegetables, and list a variety of root vegetables. In groups, the children designed healthier pasties, which combined cheese with seasonal root vegetables. Miss Blake demonstrated how to make simple cheese straws using a basic recipe, which tasted very good (surprisingly enough!) and this was also an opportunity to taste different cheeses. Next came the cooking, with group leaders taking charge of each child's responsibilities. The preparations involved a variety of skills, such as grating, weighing and cutting safely with sharp knives using the bridge hold.  Each group's pasty was uniquely designed and looked very appetising! Needless to say, the children enjoyed eating their cooked pasties and they were quite rightly proud of themselves!  Masterchef, here we come!

Spring term - Art and Design - Environmental Art!

Year 5 have been investigating the work of Environmental Artists, such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long. We have discussed our personal opinions on this type of sculpture and how it is meant to be ephemeral (made to disappear or transform), or designed for a particular place and can't be moved. 

Having collected natural objects from the local environment (my apologies for any muddy shoes!), we set about designing and then creating our own sculptures on the playground. Environmental artists photograph their work to record it, so we used the Ipads to take lots of photos, some of which you can see below.

As usual, Year 5's creations were awe-inspiring and looked phenomenal! They also provided a very interesting lunch-time for the whole school, as other children used the natural objects to make their own environmental art! surprise

Environmental art in our school playground! All photos taken by Year 5.

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Spring 2 term   Design and Technology  Air Pressure Aliens/ Pneumatic Moon Buggies

As part of the Science topic on Earth and Space, Y5 have investigated air pressure and how pneumatic mechanisms can be used for movement. Initially, we started by researching everyday objects which use pneumatics to operate, and then focused on pneumatic toys. Using simple syringe and tubing systems, the children were able to experiment with lifting and moving objects. After designing their own alien or moon buggy, Y5 decorated the box structure base with a variety of materials, in order to create their moving model. As you can see from the photos, we had some very ingenious creations! 

Year 5's finished Air Pressure Aliens and Pneumatic Moon Buggies!

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The purpose of making our alien/ moon buggy models was to be able to explain how air pressure and pneumatics work to a younger child. Y5 did a great job of presenting and explaining their models to our guests, Year 2, who in turn, wrote comments in Y5 sketchbooks! It was a great success and good fun! 

Y5 presenting their models to Y2

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Summer 1 term 2015  Design and Technology Victorian Cam Toys

As part of the History topic on Victorian life in Overseal, Year 5 have investigated cam mechanisms. We experimented with a variety of cam profiles (different shapes) to understand how cams change rotary motion into linear motion, via a follower (shaft). Initially, the children drew diagrams to understand technical vocabulary, and then played with a selection of modern cam toys, to see them working. Following this, we then imagined what local Victorian life might have been like at Overseal Manor. Who worked there? Who lived there? Why is the village here? The children considered the roles of chimney sweeps, housemaids and miners. They also researched toys, such as steam engines, rocking horses and soldiers, which the rich children may have played with. The next step involved Year 5 in building the cam mechanism and box framework, ensuring that the cam rotated adequately, when in place. Then the children added their chosen designs to create their own Victorian Cam Toys! Year 3 popped in for a visit, when the models were complete, and enjoyed playing with them. 

Well done Year 5! Your models are excellent!

 

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