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Art - March 2023
In our art lessons this term, we have been exploring the medium of clay. The children have been learning how to use the score and slip method to connect clay pieces, and practicing using sculpting tools to create different shapes and textures. For our final piece, the children made a coil pot, using their score and slip technique to secure the clay. Once it was dry, the children painted and decorated their pots before taking them home to share with their families or to give as gifts! We then evaluated our clay pots and thought about how we could improve them if we did them again.
Science - March 2023
Class 3 have been exploring the topic of sound in our science lessons.
We were investigating how sound travels in vibrations through a medium. The children made their own string cup telephones and discovered that the string had to have tension in order to work properly. We explored 4-way calls and discussed why it worked and what happened to the sound. The children discovered that the string had to be securely wrapped around at the join, not just touching, to be able to keep the tension needed for the string phones to work. Some children also experimented with changing the length of their string to see what happened to the sound volume and quality.
Art - February 2023
This term, we have been focusing on Georgia O'Keeffe in our art lessons. The children have evaluated her work, particularly looking at the Black Mesa Landscape, and discussed the colours, techniques, and their interpretation of the meaning behind this piece. We explored different brush techniques and colour mixing to create our desired textures and tones for this piece, before having a go at recreating her art work. We then evaluated our own art work and thought about how we would change it if we were to do it again.