In school, we have been exploring how texture can be shown on clay sculptures. We began by looking at close up photos of feathers, fur, skin or scales of different creatures and making notes about what made the textures.
The next step was to try out different tools and techniques on a flat piece of clay to recreate these textures.
We rolled the clay into a rough sphere and then pressed down until we had a flat tile about a centimeter thick.
We used a combination of tools designed for working with clay, our fingers and improvised tools too.
We found that we needed to cut, press, smooth and indent to create all the effects that we wanted to recreate.
Our next step is going to be to let them dry and try out different paint effects.
Here are some interactive, free resources that you might like to try with your family.
The Bible App for Kids
This app offers animated stories, games and activities and is free to download on android, apple and kindle.
Families can use the parent section of the website to find more free resources like colouring sheets, adventure books and parent guides.
Family Prayer Adventure Map
This website has a fantastic interactive, augmented reality prayer adventure map that you use with a smart phone or tablet. The map is free to download, and there is a video to explain how it works. Just follow the link to start your adventure!
This term we have been learning about the coast, along with lots of new Maths knowledge. I have been so impressed with your dedication and creativity shown this term and am excited to see what amazing work you produce next term – when we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks.
As we are not able to put on a fantastic finish, in the classroom to celebrate your hard work, I thought I would gather lots of your brilliant home learning virtually to share with your peers!
Click this link to look at each other’s fantastic work
Look at this super home learning all about one of our year 5 pupils’ great grandfather. Remember this Friday 8th May marks 75 years since VE Day, look out for more information about this day on class dojo!
This is their work translated in English – My grand grandad Rear Admiral -Victor Stepanov went to the war straight from a Millitary school as a Leitenant. As a Marine he was fighting at sea. He started at Caspian sea when the war started and finished at Japanese sea at 1946. He wasn’t even 20! He got many different medals. One of the most important is a Order of the Red Star for Courage and Personal Courage. He came back alive and healthy! He never liked to talk about the war but 9 of May (VE day in Soviet Union) always was a big celebration for our family, started with a big parade, fireworks and then big family gathering after. I am very proud of my grand grandad! Thank you grandad for the Victory and a future without nazis.