On Thursday we had another fantastic Mystery Skype lesson! We enjoyed taking turns to ask yes or no questions about the location of the 'mystery' class. We discovered that they were in Asia, and eventually narrowed down their location to India! After a few more questions, we discovered that they were in Mumbai!
We spoke to Class 4 at Sanjivani International School in Mumbai, India, and their teacher Ms Antony. They asked us some fantastic questions, such as 'Is there a nursery rhyme about your city?' and 'Are you in the country where the Industrial Revolution took place?' We were very impressed!
After we had each discovered the location of the other class, we asked each other some general questions. Class 4 asked us to sing them a nursery rhyme, so we sang them 'London Bridge is Falling Down' and 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'- they joined in too! It was incredible to sing a song with some children on the other side of the world.
Following that, the children at Sanjivani International School sang a song for us:
It was another fantastic lesson- we all enjoyed it very much!
Yesterday, all of Middle School went on a fantastic trip! We took a bus, train and tube to North Greenwich where we boarded the wonderful cable cars.
The trip across the river took about 10 minutes and we saw some fabulous views of London. We saw a jet fly overhead and land at City Airport, some Police speed boats zooming along the river and lots of skyscrapers. What else did you see?
After lunch and a play in the park, we got back on the cable cars to head home. It was a lovely sunny day and we were all happy but exhausted by the time we returned to school.
For your homework this week, we have asked you to create a picture of the view you saw from the cable car. You might want to draw your picture, paint it, make a collage or a model, or use your computer to make a picture. If you have another idea, you're welcome to try it- you can create your picture however you like!
Here are some great photos from our day to help to inspire you:
It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Summer Fair on Saturday. Our cakes sold well- you all did a great job at decorating them!
Tomorrow we are going on a trip to the Emirates Cable Cars. We will be out all day, so you will need a packed lunch, water bottle, a sun hat and you will need to apply sun cream before school. We will be travelling on trains, buses and tubes; so please make sure you bring everything you need in one bag that you can carry easily. Make sure your water bottle will fit in your bag please, so there is less chance of you leaving it on the train! It should be another fantastic day!
Here are some of the delicious cakes that we will be selling tomorrow at the SUMMER FAIR! We each made two cakes- one with a Mexican theme and one with any design we liked. Here we are in action decorating the cakes....
See you tomorrow at St. Anthony's Summer Fair from 12-3pm. Come and taste our scrumptious cakes!
Today we had another lovely day at Dulwich Picture Gallery. This afternoon we learned all about landscapes. We looked at some paintings of landscapes from 300 years ago and then some by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, which are much more modern. We learned about the difference between abstract and figurative paintings.
Source: Ben Nicholson, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Then we each took a polystyrene tile outside and stood on it on the gravel path- it created a great texture! Following that, we went into the studio and drew around our tile, then filled the rectangle with an abstract pattern of colours. Our teacher, Jo, explained the difference between hot and cold colours and asked us to pick one or the other to use for our abstract background. Can you tell which of these are hot colours and which are cold?
When our backgrounds were complete, we used biros to design abstract landscapes, using lots of lines on our tiles. We looked at some paintings of landscapes by David Hockney for inspiration.
Source: David Hockney, GeoffreyChatten.com
Then we started the fun and messy printing process. Firstly, we had to roll out the ink on the ink plate. Next, we had to roll the ink onto our polystyrene tile.
Then we placed our tile on top of our background image and used a printing press to push the image on the tile onto the background.
Here are some of the beautiful finished masterpieces!