Friday 3rd April
WALT explain why honesty is an important value
Our value of the month is honesty.
What does ‘honest’ mean?
What does ‘value’ mean?
Make sure that you select to play the slideshow from the beginning so that all of the features of the PowerPoint work properly.
3. Watch this short film, ‘The Shiner’:
After watching the video, think about these questions:
Why did the boy give the wallet back?
What could he have done instead?
Do you think he did the right thing?
Why is it important to always try to do the right thing?
Discuss your thoughts with a grown up or a sibling.
Think about what the best and worst thing to do in each of these situations would be.
Did you fall for our April Fools' joke?
We loved seeing all of your spaghetti trees and pasta bushes!
Wednesday 1st April
WALT grow and nurture a plant
In Italy, the Spaghetti Tree is one of the oldest and most loved trees.
April 1st is said to be the best day of the year to plant a Spaghetti Tree.
Plant a spaghetti tree of your very own:
If you don’t have any spaghetti, why not plant a Fusilli or Penne Tree?
Have a look at my Penne Pasta bush. Wow, what a surprise, it already has pasta on it! It will be an early harvest due to the unseasonable weather. Lots more pasta buds appearing.
We would love to see your pictures. Post them on your class blog.
Tuesday 31st March
WALT recreate a post-impressionist painting
From the research you completed yesterday, you know that Vincent van Gogh was a fascinating post-impressionist artist who became famous after he died. This brilliant website allows us to take a virtual tour of the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.
Go to this website and click on this icon:
Take a tour of the Van Gogh museum.
Which painting is your favourite? What colours does Van Gogh use?
‘The Starry Night’ is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. Using ‘2Paint A Picture’ on Purple Mash, recreate your own version of ‘The Starry Night’.
Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter but make sure that you choose the ‘Impressionism’ option when it appears in ‘2Paint A Picture’.
Experiment with the brightness of your colours by changing the amount of water you use. Click on this icon to change the amount of water added to the paints.
Think carefully about the colours you use and use the ‘The Starry Night’ fact sheet to help you. The fact sheet also has an example that I painted on ‘2Paint A Picture’.
You have been set it as a 2Do. Once you have saved your work, your teacher will be able to see your masterpiece.
Write a short paragraph to evaluate your painting.
Monday 30th March
WALT research a famous artist
Who was Vincent Van Gogh? Complete your own research on Van Gogh to answer this question.
Here are some possible links:
Choose an activity from a star that you feel confident with.
Share three facts that you found out about Van Gogh with a family member.
Complete the research plan about Van Gogh. Think carefully about what information should go in each box.
Use the research plan to help you organise all of the facts that you find. Once you have completed your research, write a fact file about Van Gogh on Purple Mash. Make sure that you include subheadings so that your fact files are clear.
You have been set it as a 2Do. Use the ‘Think About’ box to guide you. Once you have saved your work, your teacher will be able to see your fact file.
Vincent Van Gogh said I dream my painting and then I paint my dream. Can you draw a dream you have had?