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Year 4 at the Laing

As part of our Autumn art topic, we visited the Laing Art Gallery for a printing workshop. We started by looking around one of the galleries for inspiration. We looked for anything that we thought represented autumn in the pictures. We found leaves, plants, trees, fruit as well as abstract images and colours.

After that, we moved up to the workshop. We started by choosing an autumn image to recreate on our tile template. We then had to overlay the template on top of the Styrofoam tiles and impress the outline of our design onto the tile. Once that was complete, we were ready to get messy! We choose an autumnal coloured piece of paper and either red, purple or green ink. We had to roll the ink onto the tile so it was completely covered then turn the tile over and press it onto our paper. We were able to repeat the pattern using different coloured ink. We made some fantastic Autumn pictures.

 

Y5 Basketball Roadshow

Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon with some of the Newcastle Eagles basketball team yesterday. Three of the players, Rahmon Fletcher, Jeremy Smith and Victor Moses, came in to school to deliver Hoops for Health. As part of the road show, the children undertook some fitness activities, such as running on the spot, star jumps… Continue Reading

Farmer Thompson Visits Year 5

Mr Thompson, a farmer from Northumberland, came to visit us in school on Tuesday 26th February as part of the Country Trust Project. He brought with him a friend, another farmer from Northumberland. They came to talk to us about contrasting locations; we compared how different the farm/countryside is to the city.  Mr Thompson told us about how seeds and… Continue Reading

Dissecting Lilies

As part of our Science topic on plants, Year 5 had a go at dissecting lilies. We have been learning about reproduction in plants and found out that a flower has both male and female parts. There are two types of reproduction: sexual and asexual. Living things that use sexual reproduction have sex cells called… Continue Reading

Mary Poppins

On Monday 11th February Year 5 were invited to St Mary’s Secondary School to watch their productions of Mary Poppins. The show was amazing with lots of fabulous singing and dancing. We recognised a lot of the songs and especially enjoyed ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’. It was lovely to see an ex pupil or two in the show. Can… Continue Reading