Sunday 30 August 2020
Sunday 23 August 2020
With trips out still restricted by the coronavirus, we decided to make use of the local sculpture trail and have a project on sculpture.
We started the week by looking at some of the work of Antony Gormley. The children have seen the Angel of the North, Untitled (for Francis) at the Tate, and Peterborough has it's own series of Gormley statues.
The children also made their own clay models, following an Antony Gormley Twinkl activity sheet.
We went to the local sculpture park and the children had to draw pictures of the sculptures and write what they did or didn't like about them
We also looked at a wider variety of sculpture and statues, from Michelangelo to the Fourth Plinth,and gave the task of designing their own statues if materials and money were not an issue. Solomon's was 'The Great Evil', while Monica's was 'Motherhood'.
Next week's project: Shooting a Video!
Monday 17 August 2020
Unsurprisingly during the coronavirus we have done a lot more book projects (see our big list of books), and this week we decided on a classic we knew nothing about: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
It is a science fiction story of children tessering across the universe to save their father from the evil IT. Combining science with the age-old battle of good v. evil.
The children read the graphic novel, and we read the original together.
We watched the recent Disney version (2018):
And also the 2003 version:
We explored the themes of the book, and the differences between the book and the film using discussion points provided in the graphic novel, a teacher's guide at www.madeleinelengle.com, and some activities on the BBC.
Everyone enjoyed the story, so we've started reading the sequel A Wind in the Door
Next project: Sculpture
Sunday 9 August 2020
- Monica wanted £120 for insurance, a lead and collar, poo bags, leaflet printing, and ingredients for dog biscuits.
- Solomon wanted £80 for a PS4 camera so he could record videos of himself playing video games.