In our topic ‘It’s All Greek To Me’ we have been learning about Gods and Goddesses. We painted portraits of Apollo, Zeus, Hades, Aphrodite, Poseidon and Athena. To ensure we got the scale accurate, we used a grid over another picture and then used this to draw and paint our portraits. We needed to colour mix our watercolours to get the correct shade and colour that we wanted.
We investigated the different phases of the moon by sitting in a circle around our moon. One side was black to show the dark side of the moon and the other was white to show the part that was facing the sun. We all drew on our whiteboards what we could see of the moon and then we held them up for everyone to see. This showed us all the phases of a moon’s cycle and we learnt all the names too.
The sun came out today so we were able to complete our shadow experiment outside. Every hour we went out to see how the shadow of the pencil had changed or moved. We also discussed how the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
In Year 5 we are learning about the Earth and beyond in Science. We have been learning about the 8 planets and used our art skills to show the planets in space. We use wax pastels to colour the planets and the sun and then used a brusho wash over the top to complete our pictures.