Cube work: thinking outside the box… 🧊

To begin their work on volume, 6CC’s work in Maths last week started with cubes. After discussing the differences and similarities between a square and its 3D cousin, the cube, the children started to think about how the space inside might be measured and how would the units of measurement differ.

After studying formula for volume, children set predicting how make cubes would be needed in total to make a larger cube so many cubes high before making and confirming their predictions. Others used the formula and knowledge of cube numbers to determine the edge length of a cube with a given volume. A great way for children to explore volume and introduce them to the properties of this 3D shape!

Lowry in Doncaster!

During Case Study 2, we have been creating our final product, which is a Lowry-style painting of the Doncaster landscape. The students took their own photos of buildings during our fieldwork experience and have been practising a range of watercolour painting techniques to ensure they were ready to create their final product.

Industrial Revolution Artwork! 🖌️🎨🖼️

On Friday morning, the talented artists of 6CC embarked on a creative adventure, putting their drawing and watercolour skills to the test. The result? A stunning collection of Lowry-inspired final products that captured the essence of Doncaster’s prominent architecture from the Industrial Revolution.

With great attention to detail, the children meticulously recreated the city’s historical landmarks, breathing life into the iconic structures that once stood witness to the transformative era. The Industrial Revolution’s impact on Doncaster’s landscape served as the perfect backdrop for this artistic exploration. Still more work to do to finish these masterpieces and mimic Lowry’s the dull, industrial effect!

Wonderful Watercolours in Year 6! 🖌️🎨🖼️

Back after a deserved half term break, Year 6 have begun their second case study this week by diving into the world of Laurence Stephen Lowry. After studying a range of the artist’s works (consisting mainly of watercolour art showcasing city landscapes of the Industrial Revolution), the class unpicked the features of Lowry’s masterpieces. Today, they began learning about watercolour skills through tutorials – as a class, we discussed each skill and appraised how each would be utilised in our own piece of Lowry-like artwork.

After practising these skills, the children then began apply them to their own city landscape template. Whilst the Industrial Revolution will have cast a dark, ominous smog across the UK’s cities, many of our budding artists opted to show their blending and graded wash skills in more natural sky blue. Awesome work so far, guys!

Is that Pastry Tasty?

Our flexible Friday crew session pivoted down a rather odd path today as our children sampled a variety or pastry based foods including pies, pasties, sausage roll and quiche. The backstory? One of our crew members was reading a book: Horse Pie – the conversation quickly descended into favourite pie fillings, pastry based dishes…you get the picture. Anyhow, the culmination of all these conversations resulted in the children wishing to try out some savoury treats. After some meaty conversations (sorry) where our heads we’re truly scrambled (loose quiche reference), our vote determined that the humble steak slice was the king of our pastry products today.

Enjoy your half term everyone.

Practical Perimeter!

6EG have spent this week learning all about perimeter! It began with measuring the perimeter of various shapes and objects around school, and led to solving complicated perimeter SATs style questions to challenge and consolidate their learning.

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Beautiful Work This Week

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Beautiful Curation: Plover School

This week, beautiful work from LKS2’s last Expedition ‘Coming to Doncaster – Why then, why now?’ has been curated outside the school! Be sure to stop and take a look at their work on migration, Roman history and sharing stories!

Beautiful Work in the Community: Earth Emergency

In Autumn 2023, Green Top School’s UKS2 children undertook a learning expedition called Earth Emergency. The guiding question was: How can we help our planet survive? Their beautiful artwork is on display on a shopfront on Fieldside in Thorne.

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Perimeter practical!

6CC enjoyed a first session recapping perimeter – a bit of hands on learning to begin the topic area using a variety of measuring equipment. Top effort from all and they were even brave enough to face the cold outside for some measuring and calculations! 👍🏼😁