Today the whole school have been doing Art - all day! In our class we have been studying the artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. We have been examining the strong linear aspects of is artwork as well as his use of colour and perspective. Recreating our own colourful, linear pastel pictures using his style.
We then experimented with Batik. Producing linear pictures using white wax crayon and overpainting with watercolours (the paint resist the wax allowing the shapes to show through). We also used Batik wax to draw shapes on fabric, so we could paint over and create our own wall hangings.
This week we have been working in groups to cook some World War Two dishes, keeping to the rations of the day.
Today we ate the food together at lunchtime. It was all scrummy and it was nice to think that we had cooked it all ourselves (with the help of Mrs C our fanatic WW2 expert cook!!)
On the menu was: Vegetable Soup (from our grow your own WW2 kitchen garden)
Macaroni Cheese (an American WW2 dish)
Stewed Apple and whipped cream
Crispy Cakes (with cocoa, rather than chocolate)
Today is National Pi Day and, as we have been working on π, here are some challenges for you :-) Mrs Matthews
Put your answers in the comments below.
In Computing we have been looking at cryptography. We have looked at different types of codes and how they were deciphered during World War 2. After experimenting with coding using paper enigma machines, we used an enigma programme on the computer to help us pass on secret messages!
Mr Edwards has made his own Enigma machine and he brought it in for us to use in class!
We have been studying Evolution. Today in Science we were learning about Mary Anning, a palaeontologist who was born in the late 1700s and was a fossil hunter. She discovered many different fossils, including dinosaur bones.
Our task was to excavate fossils (choc chips) from the ground (cookie) without damaging it. We had a competition to see who was the best cookie palaeontologist.
Profit - £10 per fossil (chic chip)
£5 per incomplete fossil (broken choc chip)
Losses - £3 per tool (toothpick)
£10 per piece of damaged ground (broken pieces of cookie)
The person who made the most money was the winner!
Robbie won - making £317.
Today was World Book Day and we all dressed up as our favourite people from books, this included non-fiction books as well as story books!
We made some time for reading too. Although in Mandela we read everyday in class!!
This week we are learning about the different parts of a circle, how to use a compass to draw circles accurately using diameter and radius and how to calculate the circumference and area of different sized circles.
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).