CX Week

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KS1 – Mini Olympics

Wednesday 23rd May

Today we took part in Zumba and juggling. It was great fun!

Bike Bonanza

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May

We have had a wonderful time in our Bike Bonanza experience so far. On our first day we did posters about bikes & cycling. Then we tested our bikes out in the playground. In the afternoon we went to Port Meadow. Katrina said it was very rocky. Melania said it was extremely nice. On Tuesday in the morning, we cycled to Binsey. It was very picturesque. Everyone had the same view that it was really exciting.

In the afternoon we made bike art out of fruit and veg. We all really enjoyed it.

By Kiril

Wednesday 23rd May

On the 23rd of May Bike Bonanza went to the Bus Museum and Morris Museum. We had to split up into 2 groups and then one of the groups got to honk the horn of a cool car. Everyone enjoyed looking at the cars, bikes and buses. In the bus museum we saw loads of old and battered buses and got to go into one. It also had a small bus where you could sit in and use some of the controls.

In the Morris Museum we saw lots of old and new bikes and Penny Farthings. We saw a machine that showed how a Morris engine worked and saw lots of different Morris cars.

By Louise

 

Thursday 24th May

Going Solo

Today in bike bonanza we cycled around a very challenging obstacle course. Mathilda, Kiril and I helped to set up the course. We used cones, bean bags, wooden benches, wooden planks, hula hoops and footballs to create the most challenging obstacles ever.

Squads

After break we made another obstacle course from the same material. This was even harder, we split into groups of 6 and maneuvered around the obstacles.

In the afternoon, we created informative PowerPoints and researched the history of bicycles using the knowledge gained from yesterday’s museum trip.

By Aram

 

Friday 25th May

Today we went to Port Meadow and went through lots of puddles.  Before break, we could not go on a ride because it was raining, so we completed our PowerPoints about bicycles in the ICT room. Some of us used Scratch to create our own bike- themed programs. After lunch, we had a visit from Mr. Chase and he taught us how to maintain our bikes. We then went inside and showed everyone our PowerPoints. Now we’re getting ready for half term!

HAPPY HOILDAYS!!!!

By Edward and Hippolyte

 

Bushcraft

Thursday 24th May

Today we learnt how to make a fire and then used it to cook bread.

Dynamic Drawing

Monday 21st May

Today in Dynamic Drawing, we have been making portfolios and creating characters. The children have been studying the methods of Martin Brown, the illustrator of Horrible Histories, to create interesting characters in pen and ink.

Tuesday 22nd May

Today in Dynamic Drawing, we have been using the new techniques and skills we learnt yesterday to draw cartoons. The children have been studying the methods of Martin Brown, the illustrator of Horrible Histories, and Chris Riddell, Children’s Laureate, to create fun cartoons using different character traits, focusing especially on the importance of eyes.

Wednesday 23rd May

We have been looking at how authors and illustrators work together to create picture books. We looked at a variety of different illustration styles including Brian Selznik, Quentin Blake and Anthony Browne. The dynamic drawers then planned and illustrated their own picture books.

 

Thursday 24th May

The dynamic drawers looked at how animations were first made and worked hard at creating their own flip book animations using post-it notes and cards. It took a lot of patience and precision to create effective animations. There were some amazing results. Some of the artists created short animations using stop motion filming and white board illustrations. In the afternoon, we arranged some objects to make observational still life drawings focusing on light and shadowing.

 

Friday 25th May

Each artist created their own detailed drawing to be put together as a collaborative colouring book that was then given to some of our guests that came to visit the gallery we set up displaying everything we had been working on. To celebrate the end of the week, we played a few drawing games including a very passionate game of Pictionary.

 

Movie Magic

Monday 21st May

Today we brought fruit to life! We used Stop Motion to create our own animations using such things as grapes, pineapples and kiwi fruits.

 

Tuesday 22nd May

Today we have been making movies inspired by the book ‘The Day the Crayons Came Home’ by Drew Daywalt. Each group picked a crayon and then filmed it having lots of different adventures. We then used IMovie to edit our work and create a film.

 

 

Wednesday 23rd May

Today’s inspiration has been the Lego Movie. We’ve created out own movies using lots of Lego. Movies have included a car chase, a monster and the cast of Star Wars!

 

 

 

Thursday 24th May

Today we looked at how camera angles, sound and lighting can be used to portray characters in film. We looked at how Princess Fiona and Lord Farquaad were introduced in the movie Shrek. We then made our own mini films showing good and bad characters using camera angles, sound and lighting. Good characters usually have high angle shots, joyful music and soft lighting. Bad characters usually have low angle shots to show how powerful they are, music that builds suspense and dark lighting.

 

In the afternoon we made short films to show the story of a well-known film in 60 seconds. It was very challenging to summarise the plot of the films into 60 seconds and we had to think carefully about the scenes to include. Some of the films we chose were: The Lego Movie, Matilda, Early Man and Captain Underpants.

 

Friday 25th May

In the morning we looked at different types of advertisements and the techniques they used to sell their products. We then decided on a product to make an advertisement for and wrote our ideas for the scenes on a storyboard. We then filmed our advertisements and trying to incorporate different persuasive techniques.

In the afternoon our classroom was turned into a cinema. It even had a red carpet for the premiere of our films. We enjoyed watching our films while munching on healthy snacks.

 

Phil and Jim Bake Off

Monday 21st May

In Bake Off we produced some delicious gooey chocolate brownies. No doubt the parents of bakers got to enjoy these delicious “hot from the oven” treats at home time…

Tuesday 22nd May

Another fantastic day of “competitive” baking replete with chocolate coated exploding balloons, delicious pancakes and customised flapjacks. The choice for Star Baker becomes increasingly difficult.

Printing

Monday 21st May

The printing group today enjoyed creating their own printing blocks with vegetables and used these to print patterns in a design for their own gift bag.
In the afternoon, we drew around our partners and then used our hands and feet to add paint.

Tuesday 22nd May

Today we experimented with etching into styrofoam then rolling printing ink on to make our own greetings cards.
We also had a go a mono printing using watercolours on acetate. This didn’t quite work in the way we wanted but we had good fun trying!

Sporty Superstars

Tuesday 22nd May

Today we took part in a number of tournaments. These included Danish Longball, which is a bit of a cross between football and cricket, and dodgeball. In the afternoon we had some cricket coaching from ‘Chance to Shine’ and rugby coaches Mr Woolley and Mr Foster visited the school to provide some specialist coaching to the children in the art of the oval ball game. A huge thank you to them for kindly giving up their time to share their skills and knowledge with us.

Wednesday 23rd May

Today in sporty superstars we practised skills in handball and hockey. These included dribbling, shooting and passing. We then put these into practise in some tournaments. Once again we completed our daily mile, we should be pretty fit by the end of the week!

 

Thursday 24th May

In Thursday’s sessions we used the wet weather to take the opportunity to make some sports trophies, you can see the results of our craft below! In the afternoon we practised our touch rugby skills before embarking on a tournament.

 

The Play

Thursday 24th May

This week we have been rehearsing hard to learn our all our words ready for our performance at the North Wall on Friday. We’ve also been making lots of props – it was great fun! We hope to see you at one of our performances tomorrow (3:30pm or 6:30pm). You can buy tickets online or in person at the North Wall.

 

Friday 25th May

Today we performed at the North Wall Theatre and we had so much fun! A big thank you to Miss Lambert and Frau Poole for directing and producing the show. We hoped you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed performing it. Next stop… Hollywood!