While thinking about the Jubilee the Biggies were asked to come up with some ideas for what a good or bad ruler would do.
The children used their ICT skills to name good & bad ruler ‘memes’.
Some Good Queens & Kings
Some Bad Kings & Queens
Last week some of the class worked in the playground to make some pendulum Art:
It was great fun and the results looked amazing when wet.
The pictures dried out and went a wee bit dull. We decided to brighten them up using snapseed on our iPads. We then put our pictures on the wall and looked at them. Can you work out how we did it?
While the biggies who are going to Kilsyth Academy were away last week the children in the class made some 3D dog faces from egg boxes.
We took the idea from Darrell Wakelam’s wonderful website.
We took an idea from Darrell Wakelam to make some Day of the Dead skulls from paper plates.
We then took it a bit further taking photos of ourselves in front of the green screen. In Keynote we added backgrounds, our pictures and photos of our masks.
We used instant alpha to remove backgrounds to create interesting pictures.
A bit of fun but learning about layers and opacity. We also got the images from unsplash so they are copyright free. We also read about the the Day of the dead festival.
We told Darrell we had used his idea and this is what he said:
Brilliant John! Love the photo idea too, I bet the kids had a real laugh putting those together. 🤩
— Darrell Wakelam (@DarrellWakelam) October 31, 2021
After our visit to Dow’s Wood this morning, the Biggies made some wee zines to share with p1-2-3.
Today we went to Dow’s woods with the wee ones. We were all looking for signs of autumn. The biggies and the wee ones were partners. This is how our trip went …
Signs of autumn
When we were walking with our wee partners we were looking out for signs of autumn some of the sings we found were hazelnuts that had fallen of of a tree, brambles, rowan berries, and changing leaves some of these things we collected. Also the biggies were looking out for trip hazards and eye hazards while we were walking with our wee buddies.
When we arrived to our spot
When we arrived to out usual spot in the woods we looked for more signs after that our wee buddies had to leave. Once they left we decided to draw a tree we each picked a tree to draw. We have to remember which tree we drew because we are going to go back and draw it in different seasons. When we were finished drawing we wrote some poems about our trees.
Games and chaos
When we finished drawing and writing we played some games the games we played were sardines. Which is where a couple of people hide and if you find a person you have to hide with them until eventually everyone is found. When I found someone they were lying down on the mud hiding so then I had to join them until their was three of us thankfully time was up. Then after that we ran all the way back to school.
I really enjoyed the wood especially getting to show the wee ones the wood since some of them have never seen it. I hope we do this again some time.
The objective is to raise awareness of Climate Change by inviting school children to design a poster on A4, which would convey their message to the world on what needs to be done to make the world a better and safer place for their generation.
P6-7 all had a go and we sent of a couple to the Rotary club last week. This fit in well with our learning about Climate Change this term.
We are continuing our tradition (since 2020) of designing a logo for our class. This should identify the class and represent our activities. Like last year all the pupils designed a Logo. This year we asked Mrs Mcleod to judge. A hard job. The winner was Caelan, his design, the featured image above, shows we learn inside and out with fire and technology. We also think and assess our work.
We had great fun finishing of our scribble bots and making some “art”. We found that chunks of glue stick worked better than rubbers to keep the wobble going.
Is it Art? you be the judge:
We also used videos, pictures, drawing to write reports and instruction about Scribble Bots on our e-portfolios.