You’ve been framed!

As part of our ‘Gallery Rebels’ topic, we have been exploring different art movements from the 19th and 20th Century. We have also been discussing the various ways we are celebrating our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Works of art are often commissioned to commemorate historical events such as this and so we decided to make wooden picture frames to hold some of our original artwork. With the help and expertise of our Chair of Governors, Mr. Hutt, and our site manager, Mr. Trundle, we were able to able to make beautiful cedar wood frames, complete with a backboard and Perspex front. During our D&T lessons, we have measured, sanded, glued, pinned, joined and much more. There was much hammering but we think you’ll agree that the finished result is great! Thank you Mr. Hutt and Mr. Trundle.

We were inspired by the work of the Impressionists to create a self-portrait especially for our frames. Van Gogh, watch out! We mixed our colours with care, using a palette of primary colours, and applied the paint using the same technique as the Impressionists. Just the perfect addition to our beautiful frames.

Is green really green? That is the question we explored and investigated during our Science work this week. We explored some new vocabulary including pigment, mixture and solvent. Using chromatography paper, we were able to separate the colours in felt-tip pen ink. Our results were often surprising and challenged our predictions.

 

What better way to celebrate our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with a fantastic Street Party! We were treated to a delicious lunch outside with the rest of the school. The bunting was flapping and the sun sparkled. We then performed our ‘Dance through the Decades’ in front of the whole school. As a grand finale, we asked the whole school to join with us as we taught them some key moves including the Hand Jive from the 1950s, a little bit of Disco Inferno from the 1970s and Footloose from the 1980s! Wow! A truly amazing effort from everyone. I’m sure the Queen would have been impressed.

Happy Half Term, Year 6! Enjoy the Jubilee celebrations and a well-deserved rest.