Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Trampolining at Brixham College

Every Friday, half of Mr Ward's class go to Brixham College to do trampolining and it's really fun!!

We learnt how to bounce safely on the trampolines and how to do some amazing jumps. The first one was 'pencil' (straight line) where you keep your feet together and your arms by your side. The second one is called 'tuck jump, you jumped up and tucked up into a ball for a split second, then you land. We did more, and it was AM-A-ZING!!!

Thank you for letting us go trampolining and I hope the other group will too!!
Mr Wards Class!

-Aimee P and Emma C!!!!!!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Welcome Skukuza - skyping Mr Ward in South Africa

We had an exciting whole school assembly this morning where we had actually got to talk to Mr Ward live from a school in South Africa! Isn't modern technology amazing?!

Mr Ward was in Skukuza near the Kruger National Park at a school where the children told us amazing facts about the school, their families and where they lived. The children get to see the 'big five' animals almost daily - lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo - as well as zebras, giraffes, hyenas and many more wild and exotic creatures. Far more exciting then the seagulls swooping around the playground!

The children sang us a song and then we all sang a song back to them. We had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and speak to the teacher and children.
We can't wait for Mr Ward to return so he can tell us all about his adventures in South Africa, meeting the children of Skukusa and showing us all the photos he has taken.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Creating portraits in the style of Picasso using digital photography

This half term we have been working with Ms Fellowes in our Computing sessions to look at using digital photography to create portraits of ourselves in the style of Picasso.
We looked at the different styles Picasso used including 'Cubism' and 'The Blue Period'

We began by working in pairs and taking front and side profiles of each other's faces and by using 'screen-shot' we make copies of each photo so we could use them to crop and manipulate our resized images. By using the colour and filter tools we distorted the images either to black and white or using the saturation and contrast tools for more richer colours. We imported our pictures into Smart Notebook and began to create crazy images in the style of Picasso, moving our cropped images of facial features to make a new image.
Using a new app called 'Dreamscope' we were able to import our original photo and it created a new image in the styles of 'Blue Cubism' and 'Portrait of Picasso'.

Look at our end results - we created some really striking images!