Welcome to Class 6 !
This term we are looking at many different artists and creating our own responses based on the recurring themes in Lowry's work. We are looking at buildings, houses, landscapes, colours, figures as well as trying to put our own stories to the scene.
To offer first hand experiences and learn more about the life and work of LS Lowry, we will be visiting the Lowry Museum later on in the term. We will use Lowry's paintings and drawings as a starting point to create character and story along with exploring theatrical ideas bringing the people from the paintings to life. We will also use the actual building as a basis for our art and maths work, working alongside a resident artist who will also describe Lowry's local environment and its history.
Earlier on in the year we visited the Derbyshire village of Eyam, where we learnt about the Plague and its victims. We used what we learnt to complete data handling tasks, descriptive writing, playscripts, baking and art work.
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'Coming from the Mill'
We looked at the painting 'Coming from the Mill' to get an idea of what an industrial landscape might look like
We studied examples of terraced houses in Lowry's paintings
We looked at mirror images when adding detail
Christingle Service at St. Mary's Church
We held a Christingle Service in St. Mary's Church in Hook. The whole school walked down. We acted out a play to explain the meaning of Christingle. We all made a Christingle which we lit in church.
Marble Run to measure time
We based our marble run on our topic
Marble run based on the water cycle
We made our own marble run
Maids of Honour
We used an old fashioned recipe to bake our own Maids of Honour which was the favourite food of Henry VIII (see PDF file at bottom of page for recipe)
We visited the village of Eyam in Derbyshire, where the outbreak of the Plague first broke out in 1665
Eyam school built in 1877
Riley Graves in Eyam
The graves where the Riley family were buried
We used historical evidence from the village of Eyam, Derbyshire in our Data Handling work.
Using the information from 1665-1666 in Eyam we created a graph to show death from the Plague
Using various artists we used different mediums to create our own landscape
After looking at images of Anne Boleyn we created a piece of tapestry using many different mediums.
'Inspired by Story'
We used the book we have read by Michael Morpurgo to recreate our own art work and descriptive writing.