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Creativity Feed

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 11, 2017: National Cheerleading Champions
Huge congratulations to M who took part in the National Cheerleading Championship yesterday and won!

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.

June 6, 2017: Creating Cartouches
In our DT work, class7 have been looking at Egyptian Cartouches, and yesterday we made our own versions of them using clay and Hieroglyphics symbols. It was messy. It was fiddly. But most of all it was fun!

June 6, 2017: NTU Design Exhibition
I had the pleasure of taking six children to Nottingham Trent University this morning to look around their design exhibition. All the children enjoyed looking at the talented students exhibiting their final projects. From architecture, fashion, fine art, costume design, interior design and lots more. A huge thank you to Ellen for taking us around we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe one of our six children will be inspired to be a future student in the design exhibition!

May 30, 2017: Fairies Fly: holiday homework by ER
Fairies flying up in the sky You can’t see them because there so high As they scatter fairy dust along they sing a song When the bell goes dong dong dong Then they know its time for a fairy meeting Once they have found the right seat Then they have a little bite to eat After they go home for a little rest Ready for the best night sleep. By ER

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