This week was our annual Arts Week, which was inspired by the Russian folktale, ballet and score of ‘The Firebird’.
In English, we utilised our previous learning of poetry and applied it to ‘The Firebird’, retelling the story in the format of a poem and presenting it in an artistic way, using paper feathers and gold foil.
Our Arts Week activities were focused on exploring the concepts of conflict and harmony and how they are represented within different art forms.
In Art, we looked at ‘Convergence’ by Jackson Pollock and ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh, exploring the artists’ use of colour and technique and considering whether they represented conflict or harmony.
In Music, we listened to Stravinsky’s original score of ‘The Firebird’, considering how the music tells the story and how the use of instruments represent the moments of conflict and harmony within the story.
We also listened to excerpts from Stravinsky’s score and considered how we could use movement to express the narrative of the story using our bodies.
We concluded our Arts Week with a whole school parade around the school, which was fantastic and a lovely way to show off the children’s wonderful, artistic creations!
Here is a Quizizz link from Mr Lucas, as part of the children’s Spanish learning: https://quizizz.com/join/quiz/65437cc11e61600d7f28ba38/start?from=admin
A reminder that Monday is our Anglo-Saxon day – children need to come into school dressed in Anglo-Saxon style clothing.
English – we will begin to explore non-fiction writing.
Maths – we will be looking at addition and subtraction strategies.
Project – we will begin our Geography project for this half term, Explosive Nature.
PSHCE – we will begin our Anti-Bullying unit.