The children had a small surprise today when they came in to school to be greeted with a slight change! We experienced what a day in the life of a Victorian child would have been like, completing activities such as reading hymns, working through the three R's (Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic) before doing Art, History and PE. The children commented on how different the day was, as we (like the Victorians) learnt things by rote and by copying. We had some amazing discussions about what life would have been like, including how children would have been segregated by gender and how punishments, such as wearing the dunces hat and receiving a caning (obviously not today!), occurred in the Victorian era. Below are a few pictures from our day:
African Style Masks
In Art, we have been looking closely at African masks (and even had a real one to look at, thanks to Mr & Mrs Wilkins). We designed our African masks, looking closely at colour schemes, and then, using clay we created our masks, adding indents and making other parts stand out. Below are a selection of photographs showing our masks before being painted:
Pulse Rate Investigations
As a part of our look at the circulatory system, we looked at how exercise changes our pulse rate. We completed an investigation to see if different types of exercise affected our pulse rates in different ways. Of course, this meant that we had lots of laughter (and don't forget the sweating and groaning!) on the playground testing out our predictions.
In preparation for our Harvest Assembly at the church, we looked at a style of art, known as 'Pop Art'. We recreated images, focusing on fruits and vegetables, and using dots, created pop art style paintings. As I'm sure you'll agree, they look amazing!
Recapping on learning from last year, Owls class made skeletons using art straws and then labelled the different bones of the skeleton. Below are a selection of photographs of their finished skeletons: