It has been another great STEAM week in Year 4 this week, with a particular focus on art and learning about carnival!
We started the week by learning about what carnival is and about the history of it. We found out about ten different carnivals that happen in particular countries around the world. In groups, the children then researched a particular carnival they were interested in and made a fact sheet about it. These were then displayed on our windows in preparation for our school carnival.
Inspired by the poem, The British, by Benjamin Zephaniah, we then wrote poems about carnival. These were written like a recipe for a carnival and we used our learning about carnivals to help us include all the important ingredients of one. We published these poems either as calligrams or with a decorative border and illustrations. These were also then displayed on our windows at the end of the week. Here are some of our poems and how they were displayed on our windows:
In our two art sessions with Mrs Smith this week, we created our amazing head pieces for our school parade. The children created heads and then flowing skeletal tails which they decorated with brightly coloured paper and paint. Here are some of the children working hard to create their wearable masterpieces:
We did some additional art this week in class. Inspired by our learning about patterns in nature (including the Fibonacci sequence and spiral), the children designed dot patterns which they then painted on to jars. These were then sold on our Year 4 stall at the carnival.
Here are some of our finished jars:
Next week (the last week of the school year):
Monday: Jump-up day. The children will find out their new classes and meet their new teacher.
Thursday: Last day of school. Please note, school finishes at 1:30pm.
As the hot weather continues and another heatwave is forecast, please ensure your child has their hat, water bottle and sunscreen in school all of next week.
Have a lovely weekend!