This half term the children have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. Throughout the term, the children have explored using differing brush strokes and contrasting colours. The children were able to implement their designs and imitate the work of Van Gogh in the final pieces. There are some incredible pieces of work, which were produced.
This half term the children have designed and created balloon cars. The design brief was to create a car, which was both practical and appealing to the clients. The innovative designs were incredible to see. The children worked hard to develop their skills with measuring and designing.
A group of mixed year 5 and 6s took part in the two-day bike handling and road safety course. The children showed excellent improvements in their bike handling and their knowledge of road safety. It was brilliant to see how well the children did on this course.
In January, Helen from Coram Life Education came in to deliver a workshop to the children on choices. The children were taken through many different situations and discussed that would be the best outcome and what they would do in these situations. It was great to see the excellent discussions that the group had on how they would stay safe.
Design and Technology ( sweet making)
As an outcome to the recent Design and Technology unit, the children were tasked with creating, designing and making an edible treat. The children worked on taste combinations and explore the textures their final design should have. The final products were all so mouth-watering and innovative.
Throughout the topic on sculpture, year 6 have been studying the work of Victor Spinski. The blue collar inspired pieces, which used incredible textures to make the sculpture look like it was real were the inspiration for the class. Their final pieces and the earlier test pieces allowed the children to refine their sculpting skills.
Design and Technology ( Textiles)
During this unit on textiles, the children designed and made their own crochet bands. For many this was they had attempted crochet and it was so pleasing to see their effort and resilience during this task.
World Book day
Once again the children celebrated world book day. There were an array of different costumes and links to the children's favourite books. The day was spent focused on reading and looking at our class novel: Skellig.
Yeovil college visit
During a recent visit to Yeovil college, the children were able to explore the college, its campus and courses. After a tour of the campus, the children took part in two different workshops. The first involved electricians and their career path. The second was a workshop run by the local business: Numatic.
This half term we have been focusing on the novel Skellig. The children have explored various parts of the book and the characters. Here are some of the class hard at work.
Pete the Poet
Another brilliant workshop on diversity and inclusion with Pete the Poet. The children enjoyed the range of differing activities and the chance to create a persona. The discussions around diversity once again highlighted the inclusive nature of the children here at Kingfisher
Visit from Reverend Francis
Reverend Francis from Lufton church came in to speak to the children about the history and design of Lufton church. As well as this, Reverend Francis spoke to the children about their current topic of Salvation in Christianity
This half term the children have studied the work of Karen Lederer. Her work on monoprinting inspired the children to design their own monoprinted Easter card.
This half term in DT the children have created Maya masks. The Ancient Maya have been our topic in History. The children created bright, vibrant and vivid designs; some excellent designs and creations!