Welcome to Class 5

We have been learning about Spanish food. We made a chicken and chorizo paella and Croquetas de Jamón Serrano.

We have been exploring gears, pulleys and levers. We used different types of levers to make moving pictures.

Class 5 have explored, designed and made an Anglo Saxon Brooch. They had several success criteria that they needed to fulfil. These were

  1. It must be round.
  2. It must show the points of the compass (4 or 8)
  3. It must be symmetrical.
  4. It must have a pattern or mosaic.
  5. It must use the colours red, green, black and gold.
  6. It must have gem stones.

They were very successful and look amazing.

Class 5 have been exploring Greek pots this term. They have learned the names of some of them and what they were used for. The children started the term by exploring different patterns and pictures on traditional Greek pots and then used this to inspire them to create their own pot. After this the children practiced making their pot using coloured modelling dough before making the real thing with clay. Class 5 used the coil-method for making their pot, smoothing the coils and adding a plinth and the bottom or handles if needed. The children then painted them to look like terracotta and decorated them with Greek patterns and pictures. Many of the children found the clay difficult to work with so changed their designs during the making process.

They look fabulous!