Children in 6BG are currently learning about the Mayas! Masks were a huge part of the Maya culture so we decided to make some ourselves. We designed our own mask in our topic books and then got our hands dirty making them! We used balloons to hold the shape and put 3 layers of newspaper, flour and water onto the balloon. Once we had our flour layers complete, we did a layer of white paper and PVA glue to make the structure hard and to give us a blank base to paint our design on. We had lots of fun doing paper-maché outside!
Mental Health Week
The theme of Mental health awareness week this year (10th – 16th May) was Nature, so we created these beautiful pieces of art using many materials that we could find from nature. We used our forest area and nature trail to go on a scavenger hunt for bits of materials we could use such as flowers, grass, sticks, petals, seeds etc. When we were creating our piece of art, we had relaxing sounds from nature on in the background to create a calming and relaxing environment.
Year 5/6 Graffiti Art
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Over a few afternoons, we created a model of our Anderson shelters based on our designs. We used a range of materials such as cardboard, grass, mud, soil, stones and sticks. We used rakes to gather moss from different areas of the school and used spades to dig for clay in the ground. Some children brought materials from home too such as flowers, playdough, action figures, coffee, wool, tea bags and much more to add to their model. Once our shelters were finished, we tested them to see if they were good as protection. We put an egg inside each shelter and placed them on the ground, we then all had a turn of throwing a range of balls to see if it would protect the egg or not. Some of the shelters were great protection; however, some of the shelters unfortunately did not protect their egg!
Using a variety of ingredients, we made blood. We used water with yellow food colouring to represent plasma, Cheerios with red food colouring to represent our red blood cells, the marshmallows were white blood cells and the cornflakes were platelets. The result was disgusting but it was a great representation of what our blood looks like!
The children in year 6 have been looking at the major organs in the human body. This lesson, we looked at a dissected lamb’s heart to see what we could find. Each heart was cut differently so we could look at the inside from different angles. We were able to spot the different chambers, valves and arteries.