Today we looked at the bible story of Elijah in the desert. The Y5 and 6 children acted it our for the younger children to watch. We discussed how the story demonstrates that we can trust in God. After this we worked in groups to create a storyboard of it – we used collage and had to trust each other when working in a group.
Today in my art group we finished our paper people – can you tell who we trust?
After this, we focused on the birds from our banner. KS1 used finger paints in red, green, yellow, blue and purple. These are the colours each group are focusing on this year. We will cut these out tomorrow to display. They also weaved paper which we are going to turn into a bird nest.
At the same time, KS2 created material birds using vibrant colours. These are similar to the birds that we are using on our banner.
This year we are looking at 6 core values which make Woodborough School a special place. Each teacher has been given one of the values to focus on and a mixed group of children from Reception-Year 6! The idea is to work as a community and understand the values, expressing them through the arts. A team of fantastic parents are working hard on 6 giant banners which will depict each value and be hung in the school hall. The values are…Respect, Courage, Truthfulness, Kindness, Trust and Forgiveness.
In my class, we are looking at Trust and our colour is green. We started by thinking of synonyms for that word and worked in pairs to mould the words out of play dough. Next we decorated them with sequins, buttons and glitter. All of the words have been displayed as a giant wordle. We will add different decorations to this during the week so be sure to pop along to Art Week School Meeting at 2.30pm on Friday to see the finished creation.
In addition to this we had a 1 hour workshop with Cheryl from Marlborough Dance. We worked in small groups to create a sequence including trust balances. This will be performed in school meeting on Friday.
Here are some photos so far. To see photos of other children from Willow, you will need to scroll through the other class blogs which can be found on the school website.
At the end of last term we focused extremely hard on creating shifts in formality within a piece of writing. These settings descriptions were written following our visit to Warner Bro Studio tour. As you can see, the experience certainly captured their imaginations….