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July 25, 2017: Board Game Based Creativity
At the start of 2017, Class7 were introduced to a new board game - Beasts of Balance - that combine a traditional game (stacking of objects) with an interactive iPad app. At the same time, a small group of children were asked to start to develop a story based around the mysterious and wonderful world that the Beasts of the game inhabit. Jacob (Yr4), Ada (Yr4), Nathaniel (Yr3) and Isabelle (Yr3) have worked really hard to complete their nine chapter story that is called "Beasts: A Tale". Below we've printed a small extract from their work, along with a link to the whole tale as a .pdf file Ada stopped, looked up and shouted "Stop. Look up to the sky". The others stopped and looked above them. "So. Many. Stars." she gasped. They looked and looked. All of a sudden Jacob said "Look, those stars look like an octopus". "And those look like a bear" added Isabelle. "There's a warthog" gasped Nathaniel, pointing upwards "An eagle" shouted Ada, tapping Jacob on the shoulder, who was busy looking at more stars that looked like a shark. "Toucan" yelled Nathaniel and Isabelle together. "These constellations are strange" muttered Ada, "I don't know any of these". Unexpectedly, the three stars in the warthog constellation slowly began to fall towards the ground. The children backed away whilst staring at the falling stars until they hit the ground. Instantly, a warthog appeared in front of them, snorting and eating the juicy grass. "Wow", the children whispered, "That's magic". Download Beasts: A Tale



July 20, 2017: The Laughing Policegirl
It's almost the end of term. We've completed our topics. We thought we'd have a little bit of fun making a video, and we'd thought we challenge you too... Can you watch this without laughing (and without having a tune in your head for the rest of the day)? Wondering what we've made? It's based on an old fashioned arcade machine that played the tune whilst a puppet police figure moved around looking like it was laughing. We think that E has done a great job of being the laughing puppet.



July 19, 2017: Photo Stories
We've been making photo stories using Comic Life on the iPads. The children had to plan a story, take photos for it, and then make a comic to tell the story. They chose a template that made their photos look like hand drawn images, and here are two of the creations completed so far;



July 18, 2017: End of Topic Creative Task
Class 7 have now completed their Egyptian themed work for this term, and as a final task they were asked to construct the Pyramids at Giza, write about them, and then add a 3D printed Sphinx to their work. Here are two examples of what they ended up with.



July 14, 2017: How To Make A Mummy
In our English this week we have been looking at instructional writing, and the class have focussed on providing detailed instructions to a trainee Egyptian embalmer! Listen to their guide for someone who is new to the art of mummifying an Egyptian Pharaoh.



July 12, 2017: Guess the emotion
We're getting ready to make some photo-stories in class7, but before we take any photos we needed to think about the emotion that each image needs to show. So today we tried out making some different emotions. Can you guess which emotions are on show below?



July 11, 2017: Odysseus and Penelope
Last week class7 were looking at the painting 'Penelope with the Suitors", and producing some artwork based on the painting. In addition to the artwork, they also learnt about the character Penelope and her husband Odysseus. They discovered that Odysseus had been fighting in the Trojan war, and was trying to get back home but had been delayed by the actions of the Greek Gods. The class created postcards from Odysseus to Penelope explaining the delay in returning, and also one of the children took on the role of Zeus and explained why the Gods were trying to stop Odysseus.



July 10, 2017: Egyptian Necklaces
Class 7 have been creating their own version of the type of necklaces that people in Ancient Egypt would have worn. They used a paper plate, scissors, colours and costume jewellery to design some amazing pieces. Some of them were so pleased with their work that they headed home wearing them.



July 7, 2017: Take One Picture
This week we have been taking part in the National Gallery's 'Take One Picture' project. This year their chosen picture was Pintoricchio's "Penelope with the Suitors'. An image based on the story of Penelope and Odysseus at the time of the Trojan War. We decided to do something different in class7, and thought we'd recreate the painting in 3D using cut outs, wood and paper. And their completed work looked like this;



June 19, 2017: Designing Shadufs
Class7 have been learning about Shadufs (water collection devices used in Ancient Egypt) and were challenged to create their own using 4 art straws, some blu-tac, string and paper in a DT project. Their results were fantastic.


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