Year 5 had a thoroughly enjoyable day last week when they spent a day researching and creating stop-motion animation.
Firstly, we looked at examples of it being used with puppets, models and then cut-outs.
The next phase of our day was spent splitting up into groups and then each creating a stop-motion animation scene for an allocated part of the Greek myth ‘Perseus and Medusa’. We used i-pads to capture each frame and then created our own animations as a result. They were really fantastic!
There was a lot of excitement in the air last Thursday (29th November) as 5PB performed their class assembly to their parents and the rest of the school.
Our theme for the assembly was the Groovy Greeks. The audience were treated to a play based on the myth 'Perseus and Medusa' and we found out all about the two city states- Athens and Sparta. There was even a Greek God Fashion Show! We rounded things off with a song about the Ancient Greeks
Mrs B was incredibly proud of everyone for putting on a fantastic performance. See below for a copy of the PowerPoint which was brilliantly made and displayed by Keira and Sam.
Well done 5PB!!
TEACHERS: Mr. Nicky performs school assemblies and classroom workshops across the country, teaching your classes how to write their own educational parodies! These programs meet state learning standards, and they're tons of fun! The workshops are offered online as well. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for full information.
On Thursday 8th November, Year 5 visited the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery as part of our Ancient Greece topic.
A brilliant day was had by all. We split up into our classes and then switched between taking part in an ancient Greece workshop and exploring the rest of the museum.
During the workshop we handled pieces of ancient Greek pottery and replica artefacts. We thought about the many different myths that are depicted through artwork and ceramics. Did you know that archaeologists are able to calculate the size of the rim of the Greek pots and vases using just a small piece of pot?
After completing our workshop, we had time to explore other pieces of ancient Greek architecture around the museum. There was even a painting in the art gallery which depicted Perseus.
Our trip to the museum wasn’t complete without a visit to the gypsy caravan, geology and animal exhibits and of course time spent in the fascinating Egyptian room. We also enjoyed looking at the most recent exhibition gallery, consisting of 200 year old prints from Japanese artist, Hokusai.
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